Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Capture sharpening a high-frequency scene, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…Next, I'm going to do some sharpening to this image.…Now, you may be surprised that we're sharpening at this point in the work flow.…You may have heard that sharpening should occur at the end of one's work flow,…but actually, you can sharpen more than once.…And the sharpening that you do in Light Room's detail panel is usually not your…final sharpening.…This is your initial sharpening, the sharpening you'll do…toward the beginning of your workflow to compensate for…the softening that's inherent in the digital process.…You don't want to sharpen too much at this point,…because whatever sharpening you do here in the detail panel…will be cumulative to whatever sharpening you do later when you export the image.…
Now to evaluate sharpening, we need to be zoomed in to one to one view.…So, if you're not at one to one view, right now I'm not, click on the image and…then check at the top of the navigator panel that you are at one to one view,…and then you can click and drag in the image to get to this area which is…
In this course, Jan Kabili details a collection of straightforward techniques for making urban landscapes look their best. Jan begins in Lightroom: optimizing exposure, fixing distortion problems, and making selective tonality adjustments. She also reduces noise, sharpens the photo, and shares her favorite techniques for painting with light. The course concludes with a dip into Photoshop, where Jan makes some final refinements before returning to Lightroom for output.
- Optimizing tone and color
- Sharpening and reducing noise
- Fixing perspective
- Painting with light
- Finishing the photo