Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying sharpening, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
One of the last things I'll tend to do when I'm working on an image is apply sharpening. …Very often I'll apply that sharpening as the last step as part of my output workflow. …In other words, when I'm preparing an image for final output to be printed or …shared online. But with old photos that need a lot of …work, I'll often apply at least a little bit of sharpening during the workflow process. …In other words, during the optimization process for the photo. …It's important to keep in mind, however, that sharpening can be a dangerous thing …when it comes to older photos, and that's because they tend to lack the detail that …sharpening is going to enhance. Sharpening can, therefore, simply …exacerbate noise or grain or other problems in the photo.…
With this image though, we have a fairly clean image. …We've got a lot of good detail and so I think sharpening will work just fine. …I want to apply some basic sharpening to the original image so that the master …image contains sharpening. But I want sharpen all pixels in the image. …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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