Frequency Separation --apply image work around for Elements

Started May 18, 2012 | Discussions
gwlaw99 Senior Member • Posts: 1,113
Frequency Separation --apply image work around for Elements

I have been trying to learn more advanced retouching techniques and really wanted to use the "frequency separation" in Elements. Frequency separation (more or less) separates color and texture into different layers. So for example, if you want to clone a texture from area to another, the clone stamp would normally also clone the color. Using frequency separation you can clone the texture without cloning color. You can also color correct without affecting texture. Elements does not have the "apply image" command (and I cant afford full photoship) which is a crucial step in creating the high frequency (texture) layer. This is a work around.

http://eliaslopez.net/blog/?p=245&cpage=1#comment-159

cspringer Forum Pro • Posts: 19,632
How to separate color and texture

gwlaw99 wrote:

I have been trying to learn more advanced retouching techniques and really wanted to use the "frequency separation" in Elements. Frequency separation (more or less) separates color and texture into different layers.

If you set a layer to Color Mode it will only effect the color.

If you set a layer to Luminosity it will only effect the texture.

You can then use the opacity sliders and masks to tweak.

OP gwlaw99 Senior Member • Posts: 1,113
Re: How to separate color and texture

That may be true, but then why do high end retouchers all use frequency separation?

Deleted1929 Forum Pro • Posts: 13,050
Who says they do ? (nt)
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StephenG

benross Senior Member • Posts: 1,005
Re: Frequency Separation --apply image work around for Elements

Thank you very much for the tip. This workaround for creating a High Frequency layer in Elements can come very handy at times.

daxx New Member • Posts: 2
Re: Frequency Separation --apply image work around for Elements

hi guys, i would really love to use this work around but it seems the link has been corrupted by some porn site, is there anyway you can send me a new link to this work around. any help would be much appreciated.

kindest regards

john garrett

Spotter Regular Member • Posts: 490
Re: Frequency Separation --apply image work around for Elements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV-FVMd27h8

Google is your friend.  😄

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Re: Frequency Separation --apply image work around for Elements

Well, I can't get the video to run now, but you get the idea.  😄

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