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Soft Focus

The opposite of sharpening is to apply a soft focus to your image. In old Hollywood, a special lens would be used to soften scenes of the leading lady. Today, this tool is often used to compensate for noise produced by high ISO settings, or just to give a softer look to portraits.

  1. Click the Soft Focus tool in the sidebar.
  2. Click an edit tile to adjust the amount of softening to be applied, or drag the slider for finer adjustments (Figure 4.38).
    Figure 4.38

    Figure 4.38 Soft Focus tool.

  3. As with the Sharpen tool, you can drag a preview box around your image to focus on just that zoomed-in area in the edit tiles.
  4. Click the green Save button (the checkmark) to apply the setting.
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