How to focus on Adobe Photoshop with the technique of Bruce Fraser, one of the pioneers of digital photography
In the world of photography there are techniques and processes that never get old, which are still useful despite the many changes and versions that may arise over the years, and more if we talk about a digital environment. Let’s know the focus technique with Adobe Photoshop proposed by Bruce Fraser , one of the most important gurus of Adobe Photoshop .
Bruce Fraser died in 2006. Apart from his friends and family, the entire digital photographic world wept and lamented his loss for all he had been able to teach about digital photography. He received the first recognition from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) in 2006.
Author of numerous books such as ‘Camera RAW with Photoshop CS4’ or ‘Use and administration of color’ and countless workshops laid the foundation for many techniques and subsequent developments of the popular program. In this article we are going to know one of his creations that is none other than a focusing technique that uses the popular Focus Mask and the High Pass filter .
The best thing is that it is still useful and can solve the sharpness of our images when we want to print them to a considerable size with an interpolation by means. And as with simple techniques we can always turn it into a convenient action to speed up the whole process.
The focus technique of Bruce Fraser
It is worth remembering that the approach must be done at the end, before printing, when we are sure of the final size and we have already done all the necessary development. And with the current cameras, which do not have a low pass filter , it can even be unnecessary. Although many people demand extreme sharpness at all times. Question of tastes.
This technique can only be applied when the file has the size that we have chosen. It would be counterproductive to do so before adjusting the dimensions. In this case I’m going to use an old file of a Canon EOS 300D as an example .