by Mike McNamee Published 01/09/2006
Step 14: Then make a "Stamp Visible layer": Select the top layer and Hold ALT/Option while you go to the flyout menu on the layer palette and choose Merge Visible. This will make a composite image of all layers together and paste it onto a new layer at the top! (very handy for all kinds of things!)
Step 15: With this new composite layer, add some extreme sharpening. Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask with the settings of "100 amount/20 radius/0 threshold".
This technique only works with certain kinds of images, but it is a fun one to try! Make an action with it and try it on a variety of images!
One note about this technique. You must return to RGB mode to be able to save it as a JPEG (plus, your lab wants RGB) and you will need to flatten it to do so. If you convert it to RGB, but do not flatten, undesirable colour will result.
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