Flybhx From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
Can any of the experts on the focal blade plug in advise on how best to sharpen without creating a lot of noise in the sky area. It doesn't appear to have a facility to select and invert the sky to hide it from the sharpening process
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
Before running it, create a duplicate layer. Then run focalblade. Then go back and select layer mask>hide all, then use a white brush of varying opacity and "paint" in the sharpening only on the areas you want.
Flatten. never appy sharpening to the entire photo when only certain areas need it.