Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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The very processes of shooting, editing and outputting a digital photo all…introduce unavoidable softness to the photo.…You may not notice that softness at first, but you'll usually find that your…printed photos or photos you're viewing on screen at 100% had more punch…after you sharpen them.…In this movie I am going to focus on sharpening a photo for output,…after you've done all your editing and just before you send a copy of the photo…to your printer or share it online.…When you are sharpening for output like this, it's best to resize a copy of your…master photo first to the size that you need for output.…
Because the size of a photo affects the amount of sharpening that it needs.…So let's assume that I've corrected and resized this photo.…When I'm ready to sharpen I'll go up to the Enhance menu and I can choose either…Unsharp Mask or Adjust Sharpness.…I'll start with Adjust Sharpness, mainly because it offers a larger preview.…Here in the adjust sharpness dialog, there is a 100% view of the image as the preview.…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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