Hello, dear visitors of the site Photoshop-Master.
I often have to process photos. The main problem that arises in this case is the fight against squeezing of JPG-files (with strong compression, there are “squares” with dimensions of 8×8 pixels). At one time I found an interesting method of dealing with this phenomenon.
Part of the original photo
On the eyebrows and in the hair, those notorious “squares” are clearly visible.
Create a new document with dimensions of 8×8 pixels and with a transparent substrate.
Maximize the document for easier drawing. And tool Pencil (Pencil) diameter 1 pixel, black color draw square
Choose a menu Edit – Define Pattern (Editing – Define a pattern) and in the dialog box confirm the creation of a new pattern.
Create a new layer on the edited photo.
Choosing a tool Fill (Fill), set the fill pattern and in the drop-down box, select the pattern we created.
Fill the newly created layer Layer1, the result should be like this:
Choose a menu Select – Load Selection (Selection – Load Selection)
or it may be easier with the key pressed Ctrl left click in Layer Palette on the image layer Layer.
Switch to the bottom layer (with photo) and key combination Ctrl + J create a new layer of our selection – Layer2. Layer Layer1 can be removed – we no longer need it.
Being on a layer Layer2 call the menu Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) and blur with radius smooth 1 pixel. Layers can be merged into one (Ctrl + E).
The obtained result allows you to fully work on with the original photo.