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Smoothing pixelated images?

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I selectively blur and sharpen specific areas usually. I usually do a higher blur on the large undetailed areas(ex. forehead) and a lesser blur on the parts that I want to be sharper. I then go over specific edges and a few areas with the sharpen tool.

Here is a fairly quick job:


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If you run frosted glass at 1 minimum and maximum distance, it reduces the dots noticeably without blurring the image too much. You can still see traces of the dots afterwards if you look very closely, but you have to be looking for them :)

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