Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening with Unsharp Mask, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
I almost always use Smart Sharpen, rather than Unsharp Mask to apply sharpening to …my images. But in some cases, I'll actually utilize …Unsharp Mask, even though in theory, Smart Sharpen is considerably smarter. …No pun intended. I'll go ahead and apply sharpening to …this image. I'll choose Filter, and then Sharpen, …followed by Unsharp Mask from the menu to bring up the Unsharp Mask dialog. …I'll go ahead and click on an area that contains a reasonable amount of detail. …And then I'll apply some very, very strong sharpening, so we can see a clear …effect in the image. I'll increase the amount actually to the …maximum value of 500. And we'll adjust the radius, right about …there, looks like it will give us a good sense of what's going on in the image.…
You can see I have very strong haloing due to the large radius. …And of course, those halos are very high in contrast, due to the high amount setting. …But what I really want to show you is the threshold feature. …The Smart Sharpen filter does not include a threshold setting, because in large …
- 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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