Accidental Discovery

Started Sep 22, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Mareda Veteran Member • Posts: 3,593
Accidental Discovery

I accidentally found an easy way to give a photo a comic-like look. Much easier than the method I'd posted in the previous thread.

Open the layer palette and make two copies of the photo. Click on the top layer and change the blend mode to difference. Then click on Filters> Blur> Gaussian Blur at Radius 9.0. Then go to Layer> Merge Down.

Make sure the top copy in the layers palette is highlighted and again change the blend mode to difference. Click on Layer> Merge Down again. Then go to Filters> Sharpen> Unsharp Mask and enter these settings: Amount - 100%, Radius 15 pixels and Threshold 0. That's it. If you want a brighter, more detailed and less flat look, run the USM again at the same settings.

Here are two examples:

Maureen

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