How to Increase Details Selectively

How to Increase Details Selectively

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The selective application of digital Photoshop editings are now a crucial prerequisite in contemporary digital photography. This applies not only to details but to all those kinds of interventions that affects our images; so them  colors, details, lights, contrasts etc… To obtain a good image is therefore essential to know how to master the application of selective elements, details in this case are a factor of particular importance for the selective application. Let’s see how to do it:

– Duplicate Layer

– Select Black and White adjustment layer

– Change the Blending mode in Hard Light

– Go to Filters>Others>High Pass  and put radius as follow

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Now create a layer mask and fill it with black color MAC (Cmd+I) PC(Ctrl+I).

Your layer mask will be look like this. Black mask has the effect of hide the High Pass filter applied.

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Now select the White Brush and set the opacity around 30% (you can set an higher value for a stronger effect).

By painting the various elements, you are selectively showing the details in the affected areas 🙂

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Holy Black

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Giuseppe Sapori - Holy Black

The church of St. Ignazio di Loyola in Campo Marzio, we are in the heart of Rome near the Via del Corso, where there is this beautiful church from the high ceiling and completely painted. The church of St. Ignazio di Loyola is among in the top ten most beautiful churches in Rome. The special feature of the church is that it has a fake dome, definitely well painted, but fake … in fact what the picture is perceived as a fresco black is nothing more than the fake reproduction of the effect of the dome from the inside, to overcome the lack of it that was never built.



Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 400 at f/5,6

7 Exposures ( -1; 0; +1;)

Software: Photoshop CC

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