Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening, part of Learning Lightroom 3.
You can think about sharpening as something that should be done to every digital photo.…Fortunately, Lightroom's sharpening engine recently underwent an overhaul and…is better than ever.…I've gone ahead and opened the Detail panel here on the right, which contains…the four sharpening sliders.…It also contains this preview window.…I am going to set the area visible in this preview by selecting this icon at the…top-left of the detail panel, and then I am going to move into the image, and…I'll just pick a place that I want to see in that preview--maybe something in…the foreground, something I might miss in the larger photo--and click there.…
And that sets that as the preview area.…I can still scroll around in here, but by setting that, I'll be able to see two…parts of the photo at once: one here and over here.…And then I am going to zoom in to 100%, which is still the best view of image…detail while you're sharpening.…So, where do you start when you're going to sharpen?…Well, I think a useful starting point is one of the Sharpening presets that…
- Understanding Lightroom catalogs
- Importing photos from multiple sources
- Organizing photos with ratings, keywords, and collections
- Working with virtual copies
- Making basic corrections to photo color and tone
- Making local photo edits with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Removing spots from multiple photos at once
- Reducing digital noise and sharpening
- Cropping and straightening
- Printing and exporting edited photos
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Photos
2. Organizing Photos
3. Learning the Basics of the Develop Module
4. Making Basic Photo Corrections
5. Correcting Part of a Photo
6. Photo Finishing
7. Sharing Your Photos
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