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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.