Earth Oliver’s Frequency Separation Photoshop FS2.0

Frequency Separation 2.0 Part 1: Photoshop FS2.0

In Part 1 of this three-part lab, you’ll learn the elements of the FS 2.0 workflow:

  • What frequency separation is and why we use it
  • How FS 2.0 differs from traditional frequency separation
  • The action and layer stack
  • Essential tools and the magical Mixer Brush

Frequency Separation 2.0 Part 2: Taking Images to the Next Level

In Part 2 of this three-part lab, you’ll use FS to take your photos to the next level by learning:

  • The order of operations (liquify and compositing)
  • What to look for when running the Median filter
  • Working unclipped on the details
  • When to heal, when to mix
  • Quick and easy edge cleaning

Frequency Separation 2.0 Part 3: Problem Solving Techniques 

In Part 3 of this three-part lab, you’ll explore creative problem solving:

  • Understanding FS as a framework
  • Adding layers in the stack
  • Correcting mistakes
  • Texture softening
  • Variation with the Mixer Brush
  • Separated Smart Objects