Sharpening is the act of enhancing the details in an image. It is okay to need to sharpen even your sharpest of images since compression in camera sensors can sometimes cause as light loss in detail. In this video, author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use Adobe Photoshop to sharpen an image.
- Sharpening is the act of enhancing the details…in an image, and it's normal to need to sharpen,…even if a photo is perfectly in focus.…That's because compression and the camera sensor…can cause a slight loss in detail.…Let me show you how to sharpen using the camera…raw dialogue, or camera raw as a filter.…When you have an image open, it's important…that you zoom into 100% so you can really judge…the details here on the image itself.…If you don't view at 100%, sharpening…is really hard to accurately judge.…
Now, switch to the third tab…and you'll see sharpening controls.…By default, a small amount of…sharpening is usually pre-applied.…If you hold down the OPTION or the ALT key,…you can adjust the amount of sharpening.…In this case, I'm taking it to a much higher value,…and you see that some of the details in the water…are really starting to come through.…But, chances are you don't want to sharpen everything.…For example, right now it's sharpening the sky.…
And that can be introducing noise up here into the sky area.…
- Cropping to a specific ratio
- Fixing images that are too bright or too dark
- Dealing with exposure, color, and skin problems
- Whitening teeth and eyes
- Changing the color of an object
- Blurring a background
- Adding a vignette
- Sharpening a photo
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sizing an Image
2. Exposure Problems
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3. Color Problems
4. Skin Problems
5. Controlling Focus and Backgrounds
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