Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Detail and effects: Sharpening, noise reduction, lens correction, and effects, part of Working with Raw-Format Photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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- Okay, we've taken our RAW file,…we've adjusted the tonality of it,…we've converted it to black and white,…we even gave it a nice, warm tone.…Let's talk about some of the finish work…we're going to do with it,…and one of the things around that is sharpening.…All RAW files need sharpening.…Every file that comes out of the camera needs sharpening,…which is why there's sharpening turned on by default.…They key is to not do too much sharpening.…I really don't think that Lightroom is a great place…to do a lot of additional sharpening.…But having said that, I'm going to click on…the little loop box there, and I'm going to put this…in an area of the image that I know is in focus.…
Make sure you choose something that you've focused on.…I want to just show you how sharpening works.…Again, there's a little bit of it…that's turned on by default, and that's for good reason,…but if you want to adjust the sharpening,…there's something you ought to know about,…which is the option or alt key.…If I hold that, it's going to temporarily…
First, take a look at converting raw-format photos to the DNG format in Lightroom and using its Develop module to improve their contrast, color, and tone. Then find out how to adapt your raw workflow when you're on the move—on a mobile device or simply migrating from an application like iPhoto or Aperture. Next, Bryan switches over to Photoshop and its powerful Camera Raw plugin to optimize raw-format images and video. Along the way, he draws important comparisons between Photoshop and Lightroom, ending with tips for round-tripping back to Lightroom and creating camera profiles to make sure you're getting the most rich and accurate results from both programs.