Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative sharpening, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
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 …flexibility and I also want to be able to preserve my original pixel values. …
- When to sharpen
- Zoom settings for sharpening
- Sharpening RAW captures
- Preparing a photo for output and sharpening
- Using Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
- Creative and targeted sharpening
- Using advanced blending options
- Multiple-pass sharpening
- Using third-party tools
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Sharpening Concepts
2. Sharpening RAW Captures
3. Sharpening in Photoshop
4. Advanced Photoshop Sharpening
5. Third-Party Tools
6. Sharpening Projects
Sharpening and softening6m 53s
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