Focal Blade Remove request

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Focal Blade Remove request

Postby evogel99 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:51 am

(Sorry if this is a dupe - thought I had entered it but don't see the post)

On the next version of FocalBlade, I would like to see Remove be able to "go to the left". The point would be to progressively remove the coarse elements of the mask leaving the finer detail.

This would allow sharpening subtle detail such as eyes and lips without emphasizing the broad outlines.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:36 pm

Thanks for your suggestion. The Remove slider of FocalBlade removes less strong details in the image from the mask. It doesn't differeniate between thin and broad details.

Do you mean you want to sharpen only the weaker details (which are displayed dark to middle grey in FocalBlade's X-ray Negative mask)?

Do you mean the outlines of a object or person with "broad outlines"? You mention only eyes and lips. What about hairs, eye brows, clothes? If you only want to sharpen very specific image details, you better apply FocalBlade on a layer and use a layer mask to remove the sharpness from other image areas.

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Postby evogel99 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:38 pm

The former. Remove the strong details first.

As you can tell I was struggling to describe the effect. As you explain it, I guess maybe it would be more specific to progressively reverse the grayness of the areas where the mask is open. Of course, that would require defining a point above which the reversal would not happen, e.g pure black or dark gray. This likely would add a slider and just make things more complicated and so undesirable... oh well.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:25 pm

Ok, I think now I know what you mean and how to program it. I will need to add a second Remove slider for this effect. This slider will gradually fade the bright areas in the mask to black and gradually make the darker areas brighter.

I will do some tests, but it looks as if such a slider could be useful. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Postby evogel99 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:22 pm

Great! I hope you will post back how that works out.

Thanks much

Eric


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