Psychedelic color effects

• The layer's opacity and the fill opacity have a big effect on

• the results of the Hard Mix. Reduce the layer opacity if you

• want to moderate the effect. But reducing the fill opacity,

• even a little, quickly removes the overwhelming contours

• and the Hard Mix layer produces a more conventional

• sharpening effect.

This recipe makes halos around blurred details. While this can * With a blur radius of just 5, you still get enough of the effect, be attractive, it's less appealing when the image has large, • but in this example, Hard Mix is too brutal on the sky. evenly toned areas, such as the sky around Big Ben.

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