How Sharpen works Photoshop CC


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How sharpening works

This chapter is all about sharpening. That is, editing an image to make its details appear more sharply defined. It's important to note that we're not talking about focus. Photoshop can not reach back into your camera and adjust the optical focus of your lens element. Nor can it invent detail that does not exist. In other words. If an image was shot blurry, it will remain blurry. What Photoshop can do is take a well focused image, and make every detail appear crystal clear.

Either on screen or in print. Photoshop pulls off this effect using a kind of parlor trick. It finds the edges in your image. Which are areas where neighboring pixels transition rapidly from light to dark. For example, in this photo the edges are the outline of the butterflies body, and the patterns inside the wings. Then photoshop traces razor thin halos around the edges. The halos appear bright on the light side of the edge.

And dark on the dark side. This renders the edges in high contrast, which our eyes read as more sharply...

How sharpening works
Video duration: 1m 38s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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How sharpening works provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate

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