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Now, the next thing I need to do is to sharpen the focus of this image, to just sharpen up some of the details and you seems so far. We have made some color adjustments that have applied to all layers below them.
These next changes that I make can only be applied to a single layer at a time. So, that is what I am going to do. I am going to go to the very last layer in the list, the background layer, the bottom layer in the group and I am going to the filter menu here and I am going to choose sharpen, and I am going to choose unsharp mask.
Seems like the last command he want to apply, but in actually turns out to be the best command for this purpose here. And, I am going to erase the amount value to a 150, and then I am going to tab to the radius value of 1.0 is fine, 0 for the threshold is great too, and then I am going to go ahead and click the Okay button in order to apply that change.
So again, it is kind of a subtle change, but this is what it looks like before. A little softer here in the background, and this is what it looks like after a little bit sharper.
If I zoom in, you can see the effect a little bit better. I will drag it on to screen here. This is before and this is after. So just a little bit of sharpening apply to this image. And now, in order to make everything look right, in order to make the foreground look like it belongs with the background, I need to repeat the same effect on these rolling hills here.
So, I will switch to the rolling hills layer here inside the layer pallet by clicking on layer 1, and then I will go up to the filter menu and I will choose the very first command unsharp mask, which will reapply that last filter using those same setting again.
And now, this foreground area looks nice and sharp as well.