Hey guys, I've been a graphic designer for several years and have thus picked up several little tricks of the trade along the way. This one being one of my favorites. The result isn't anything too crazy but it gives photos a nice extra touch that helps to bring out the "grit" of the image, especially in paintball photos.
Original image (me a couple years ago)
- Save your file and open in photoshop
- Right click the layer and select "duplicate layer"
- Click the new layer so that it is selected
- Go to Filter > Other > High pass
- Play with the settings until you get them where you like. The goal here is to keep the "glowing outline" as under control as possible because the higher you make this setting the more blown out the photo is going to appear at the end. It is essentially taking the highlights and making them a tad brighter while making everything else more crisp
- With the same layer still selected direct your cursor over the top of the layers pane and click on the blending mode which defaults at "normal"
- Change this to "Overlay"
Before & After:
- This is subtle when finished, and thats the point!