Applying artistic detail

We can use the Art History Brush here to add some extra background detail

All about image

Because the Art History Brush applies new pixels using original colour, you can make low-res images into high-res ones.

Effect limitations

Very small images blown up very large will start to show pixels and compression artefacts, so the effect has its limits.

B3 | Using successively smaller brushes I I and changing to the Tight Medium Art mode,we can add back some detail.The brushes we used were 200,100, and then 50 pixels in radius.

A selection is made of the girl's eyes

and copied to a new layer.This layer is enlarged to fill the document. However,when you do this,the image quality will suffer.

ETo get round this we can apply the Art History Brush to 'regenerate'the pixels in the enlarged layer.We mark a previous state as the source for the Art History Brush and begin filling in the canvas with a large brush in Dab mode.

B3 | Using successively smaller brushes I I and changing to the Tight Medium Art mode,we can add back some detail.The brushes we used were 200,100, and then 50 pixels in radius.

EA very fine brush is finally applied to pick out the fine edges.You only need to do this where needed, because it can be quite slow.The layer is applied in Hard Light mode and a Gradient Layer Mask fades out the left side.The other elements are repositioned for better composition.

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