Photoshop Tutorial: High Pass Filter

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#1 Convoke on 6 years ago

#2 Tenchi Fan on 6 years ago

Seen it 2 years [email protected][URL=""]Strobist[/URL].

#3 Convoke on 6 years ago

Neat. It was also posted 11 years ago on [URL=""]Luminous Landscapes[/URL], but I'm sure there's still some people who haven't seen it.

#4 TykeJack on 6 years ago

For those interested, this effect is very similar to what Clarity does in Adobe RAW or LightRoom. It works great for grunge inspired photos, photos of mechanical works, anything that you want a harsh and gritty effect. It does not work so great for softer photos, like female portraits where you want sharpening but don't want the lighting to appear harsh and don't want to highlight all of their blemishes. I eventually stopped using this method and just started using filters/sharpening/unsharp mask. Unsharp mask will enable you to sharpen edges, like eyes and hair, without detailing every blemish and wrinkle on a persons skin. Of course, if that's what you're aiming for, then unsharp mask can do it as well. I only write this because if you've been using this method, you might want to try out unsharp mask for all of your softer works.

#5 Loveless12 on 6 years ago


#6 kayhettin on 6 years ago

the only problem with the hi-pass filter is that it creates halos around your subject, I don't recommend it for top client projects, but this is something you can throw into an action.

#7 chubbyasianlove on 6 years ago

I just messed around with some pics using your tutorial and it's pretty neat ^__^

#8 Nekomitsu on 6 years ago

Just tried it on a couple fo pics - looks good so far.

#9 claudillama on 6 years ago

Wow thank you so much for this Tutorial! This is what I used it for, and ill be using it alot more for certain cosplays similar to this one

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[url=[email protected]/8328244760/]stormtrooper 1[/url] by [url=[email protected]/]Claudillama[/url], on Flickr[/IMG]