Selectively Sharpen the in-focus areas of an image Photoshop CS6


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Selectively sharpening the in-focus areas of an image

Now that we've discussed these different types of sharpening, unsharpened mask, smart sharpen, and high-pass, it raises the question what type of sharpening is best? Well, this is really based upon personal preference. In my own workflow the sharpening that I use most is Smart Sharpen and whenever I use any of these sharpening techniques, typically I do this selectively. So let's take a look at how we can do that with this image. Now if we zoom in a little bit on the picture, you can see that she is sharp and in focus and the background is out of focus.

Therefore I don't want to sharpen everything; rather I just want to sharpen that which is in focus. I want to selectively sharpen a particular area of the image. Well, in order to do that I'll go ahead and copy this Background layer, press Command+J on the Mac, Ctrl+J on Windows. I'm going to name this new layer Smart Sharpen. Next I'm going to select the Quick Select tool by pressing the W key or by clicking on the t...

Selectively sharpening the in-focus areas of an image
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Selectively sharpening the in-focus areas of an image provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

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