Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening and final adjustments, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
Here we're going to go ahead and finish this project off and we're going to…finish it off by applying some sharpening and also by modifying the…overall color and tone.…So one of the things that we will need to do when we're creating composites like this…is we will need to merge everything that we have done to the topmost layer in…order to be able to sharpen it in a uniform way.…So let's click in our top layer, then press Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac…or Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows, that will merge everything that we have done to this layer here.…I'll go ahead and name this layer sharpen.…
Next, before we actually sharpen the image, I want to modify the color and tone…because that will then determine how much sharpening I need to apply.…The first thing I'm going to do is click on the Black & White adjustment layer and then…change the blending mode to Soft Light.…By doing that it creates really interesting contrast and color; here you can see…that before and then after.…We can also control the brightness of the green there of this, so I want to…
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