Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative sharpening, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
It's quite common for photographers to be admonished not to oversharpen an image. …But in some cases, oversharpening an image can actually provide a nice …creative effect. In this case, I might like to exaggerate …some of the texture, for example. I'm going to start off by creating a …background copy. I'll drag the thumbnail from the …background image layer down to the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet of …paper icon at the bottom of the layers panel. …And then, I'm going to apply an exaggerated sharpening effect to this layer. …I'll choose Filter, and then Sharpen, followed by Smart Sharpen from the menu.…
And then I'll increase the radius significantly and also increase the …amount rather significantly. And I'm looking for, not exactly an …artificial effects, but an exaggerated effect. …A strong creative effect in the image. I'll go ahead and fine tune my settings here. …That looks to be pretty good. I'll go ahead then and click OK to accept …the change. Now, this obviously creates a bit of an …
- Getting started with color management
- Early-workflow sharpening
- Output preparation
- When not to sharpen
- Advanced sharpening techniques
- Printing a photo
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Color Management
2. Early Workflow Sharpening
In-camera sharpening2m 27s
3. Output Preparation
4. Advanced Sharpening Techniques
5. Printing a Photo
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