Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 2: Basic sharpening pt. 1, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
We looked at a softening technique, and now I think it's time that we looked at…sharpening, which is something that we have to do at the end when we're ready to…go to print, we often have to sharpen these images.…So I've got another picture of Erica here, in costume, she is a belly dancer, and…we want to sharpen this image.…Most of the time people tell you, we've got to sharpen at 100%.…So now I will zoom into 100% here.…
I'll show you a basic strategy here, as I am going to duplicate that Background…layer and then run Unsharp Mask on it.…So I will go the Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.…And usually people tell you, oh, you adjust the amount until it look sharp enough.…Well I subscribe to the Dan Margulis School of real men sharpen at 500% and I…am going to really crank this sharpen up here until I can really see major sharpening.…
Now why am I doing that?…This just seems a little extreme, right?…And it is now at 100%, but I'm never to make this image that size in the print.…So actually I find the best way to evaluate this to zoom out to 50%.…
Portraiture can be one of the most rewarding skills for a photographer to master, and the right post-processing and enhancement techniques can make all the difference. In Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3, Lee Varis uses Photoshop CS3 as a digital darkroom to bring out the best in photos of people, faces, and bodies. He examines tone and contrast, color correction, retouching, and more.
- Customizing the Photoshop CS3 workspace
- Controlling tone and color balance with Curves settings
- Correcting and enriching color with Hue/Saturation
- Converting images to black and white
- Retouching and sharpening portraits
- Enhancing background bokeh
- Adding portrait glow
- Blending luminosity
Skill Level Intermediate
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