Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Local contrast enhancement, part of Photoshop CS6: Optimal Output.
Sharpening is used to enhance contrast in a very, very small scale in an image. …And sometimes what you need for an image is not really sharpening at a very small …scale but sharpening at a slightly larger scale. …But you don't necessarily want to accentuate textures in the image. …And that's when I'll use a technique called Local Contrast Enhancement. …I'm essentially enhancing detail in the image without really getting down to the …fine level you would normally use with sharpening. …And the benefit then is that I have an image with greater contrast and greater …perceived detail, but without the risk of any sharpening artifacts.…
Let's take a look at how we can apply this type of effect. …I'm going to start off by creating a copy of my background image layer. …So I'll drag the thumbnail for my background Image layer down to the create …new layer button. The blank sheet of paper Icon at the …bottom of the Layers panel. That will create a Background Copy layer. …I'll go ahead and double-click on that name and then type a new name for it. …
- Getting started with color management
- Early-workflow sharpening
- Output preparation
- When not to sharpen
- Advanced sharpening techniques
- Printing a photo
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Color Management
2. Early Workflow Sharpening
In-camera sharpening2m 27s
3. Output Preparation
4. Advanced Sharpening Techniques
5. Printing a Photo
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