Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening with Smart Sharpen, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
Sharpening can be a critical part of your over all work flow. …I suggest sharpening your image right before you output that image. …That might mean creating a file to save on a web site, for example. …Or it could mean sending the image to a printer. …The key is to sharpen the image based on the final image size. …In other words based on the actual pixel dimensions of the image as it's going to …be presented. In this case we'll assume that this image …has already been resized for output. I'm actually just working with a low res …jpeg for demonstration purposes. But let's assume that we've already gone …through our output workflow. We've created a duplicate of our master …image, flattening the duplicate in the process.…
We've resized the image to its found output dimensions. …And now in theory we're ready to share the miage. …This is where I'll sharpen the image and sharpening is aimed at optimizing the …overall appearance in the image. We want to not compensate for an image …that's out of focus. But compensate for the things that cause …
- 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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