Face problems

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  1. DramaDork626

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    I took this pic a long time ago. I took it with my Olympus digital.
    I am having some photoshop issues with this one. See, his face is very pixely and a little blurry, and sharpening it only makes it more pixelated. Can anyone tell me how I can fix this in photoshop
    This one is OTE
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    Try using the unsharp mask in your filters to sharpen the image, you can also go under noise and use despeckle and there is always neatimage I LOVE that program!!!
     
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    I tried those things. Didn't work
     
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    I might be entirely wrong, but from what I am seeing the focus might be on the trees behind him. That might explain that when you sharpen, it only appearts to become pixelated. Just a stab.
     
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    Is that the original image size? if it's larger, you'll get much better results from sharpening it.

    From the image posted, you can't do much of anything with it.
     
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    have you already done any editing on this image that you have posted?
     
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    Yeah I agree with this. Sharpening is generally one of the harder things to pull off well in Photoshop. Aside from using the unsharp mask on a large res shot... I don't know what else you can do.

    For this shot I think I would isolate his face and blur it to smooth out the skin and then try to sharpen the eyes and mouth.

     

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