Creative sharpening


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Creative sharpening

It seems we tend to think of sharpening as first and foremost a way to compensate for softness in an image. And that's certainly one of the biggest reasons to apply sharpening. However, sharpening can also be used as a creative effect, as you'll see in this lesson. This particular image was photographed from a pier, looking down on the waves swirling around the rocks, at around sunset. I love the energy and drama of the image, which is largely owing to the fact that there's some motion blur. If you wanted to eccentuate that effect, the first thing that crosses your mind might very well be to add more blur to the image. But actually, the opposite can be a great effect.

Instead of adding more blur, I'm going to add sharpness. Now I'm not exactly going to try to remove the effect of the blur, rather, I'm going to extenuate that blur with a dramatic effect of sharpening. Because I'm adding this as a creative effect, I want to retain a bit of flexibi...

Creative sharpening
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Creative sharpening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Sharpening Power Workshop

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