Edge Sharpen: Build an alpha channel Photoshop CC


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Edge sharpening: Building an alpha channel

In this movie, we are going to go way off the beaten path. And here I want to highlight a technique which is referred to as edge sharpening. You know, sometimes when you sharpen your photographs, you want to sharpen the entire image. Other times, you want to get more selective and paint the sharpening in to a certain area. And still other times, maybe you just want to highlight, and sharpen, and intensify, the edges. Well that's what we'll do here. Now, this technique is a little bit complicated at first pass, so you may need to pause the movie, or rewind to watch it again, but it is a worthwhile technique to know.

So, stick with me on this one. We'll be working with this photograph that I captured out in the California desert near Joshua Tree National Park. There are all these sculptures in this one area out in the middle of nowhere and they're kind of interesting, and I want to do some edge sharpening with these pictures. Now edge sharpening begins by going to the Channels panel. Then th...

Edge sharpening: Building an alpha channel
Video duration: 4m 52s 6h 9m Intermediate

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Edge sharpening: Building an alpha channel provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CC for Photographers: Sharpening

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