Join Lee Varis for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 3: Basic sharpening pt. 2, part of Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with Photoshop CS3.
We're going to look at another sharpening issue that you have to pay attention…to when you have subjects on a real plain background.…So right here I have an image shot on a white seamless, so all very clean…background here, and we need to sharpen it.…It's actually quite soft, so let's go and just do our basic sharpening.…I am going to duplicate the background layer.…We'll change the Opacity from Normal to Luminosity.…
I'm just going to do straight Unsharp Mask on this, nothing fancy.…Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.…Again, real men sharpen at 500, and maybe 1.3 is about right.…All right, one of the biggest problems when you sharpen on a plain background, it could…be sky, in this case it's a white seamless, we have what I call an exposed edge here.…
This is a real clear edge, and it gets sharp, but the edge that's closest to…this light background receives the strongest haloing, and that tends to give the…whole thing a very cutout look.…So we're going to build a mask here.…I am going to pick my Magic Wand tool and very quickly--…
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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