Sometimes as you work with photos, there will be some things that are a bit distracting—whether an unwanted object, or an area that needs to be blurred or sharpened. How do you sharpen an image to counteract compression of a digital file? In this video, Richard Harrington walks you through sharpening an image in Adobe Lightroom.
- When dealing with images from a digital camera,…there's naturally a little bit of softening that occurs.…This is happening at the sensor side,…and this isn't an out of focus image.…Rather, it's really the impacts of compression…in the digital file, but fortunately,…Lightroom makes it easy to sharpen those details.…Let's go to this waterfall image,…and I'll just take a look at that as a single image.…It looks pretty good, but I want to make a few tweaks.…Let's just lift up the exposure a little bit here,…and pop the white point slightly.…
It looks pretty good, but I want to check out the detail,…so I'll go one to one.…I can see that there's a lot in there.…It looks pretty good.…Let's pull back out a little bit,…and looking at the water and the rocks, it looks good,…but I'd like to sharpen a bit.…Down here in the Details section is Sharpening,…right above noise reduction, which we looked at earlier.…What you can do…is really make some powerful adjustments here.…Now typically, it's a good idea to view things…at one to one when sharpening.…
- Sizing an image
- Fixing exposure problems
- Fixing an image that is too bright or too dark
- White balancing a photo
- Changing the color of an object
- Fixing red eye and dark circles
- Controlling focus, perspective, and backgrounds
- Blurring backgrounds
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sizing an Image
2. Exposure Problems
3. Color Problems
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4. Retouching Problems
5. Controlling Focus, Perspective, and Backgrounds
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