Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Oversharpening, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
Most photographers are familiar with sharpening for their digital images. …Both to compensate for the loss of sharpness that might have occurred in the …original capture. And also to help ensure the best quality …in your final output especially for prints. …But you might not think of sharpening as a creative effect. …But actually in certain situations, I will apply sharpening, or what I refer to …as over-sharpening, in order to add an interesting effect to an image. …Let's take a look at what I'm talking about. …I'm going to start off by creating a copy of my background image layer.…
So I'll drag the thumbnail from the background image layer, down to the …Create New Layer button, at the bottom of the Layers panel. …I'll then go to the Filter menu and choose Sharpen followed by Unsharp Mask. …Now Unsharp Mask is not the latest and greatest sharpening filter in Photoshop. …That would be Smart Sharpen. But Unsharp Mask does provide, in my …mind, the best fit when it comes to creative sharpening or over sharpening. …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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