Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Edge sharpening, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
Sharpening by its nature emphasizes the contrast found along edges of objects in …the image. When an image contains relatively smooth …textures that you want to keep smooth, it can be beneficial to take steps that …ensure the sharpening effect will only be visible along the edges of objects in the photo. …In this lesson I'll show you a method for accomplishing this. …Here, for example, I have a photograph of some flowers and there's some relatively …fine detail found within the flour but I don't want to sharped the detail along …the petals themselves. The petals are relatively smooth but they …do have some striations and other texture that I do not want to emphasize by sharpening.…
So I want the sharpening to only affect the highest contrast edges within the image. …We can do this by creating a mask based on one of the channels in the image. …And in fact there's several ways you could approach this, sometimes even using …the overall image as the basis of a mask, but I generally use the green channel. …
- 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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