Game Development Reference
Figure 4.61 The interlace
Figure 4.62 Taking the Softness
value to 3 reduces contrast by
adding a slight blur.
Increasing the Softness value will add a slight blur that will reduce
the contrast between the lines, which will in turn reduce fl icker-
ing when interlaced and broadcast (Fig. 4.62).
The Sharpen Effect
The Sharpen effect is the fi rst nonblur effect we've looked at in
this chapter. While the blur effects in this chapter remove details,
sharpen effects enhance them. Sharpen effects are essentially the
opposite of blur effects. The Sharpen effect is the most simple
way to sharpen a layer, but Unsharp Mask is defi nitely a more
powerful choice for sharpening.