Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening the image, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
At this stage in our project, we're going to take a look at how we can…sharpen this photograph.…Yet before we sharpen the image, I want to illustrate something - how contrast…and sharpening are really connected.…If we go ahead and click on the Adjustment Layer Icon and choose Curves, if…I flatten out this curve so make this a less steep,…the image seems like it's not quite as sharp.…On the other hand, if I steepen the curve, and increase the contrast here, the…image feels like it has more sharpness in it.…
So just keep in mind that sharpness and contrast are really related.…The reason I'm bringing that up is because we're going to look at a technique…that we can use to add a little bit of midtone contrast.…This technique works incredibly well.…In order to accomplish this technique, we're going to need to merge all of our…underlying layers to the top.…Let's go ahead and do that by pressing Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac,…Shift+alt+Ctrl+E on Windows.…We'll name this layer "contrast."…Next, we're going to navigate to our Filter pulldown menu > Sharpen, and Unsharp Mask.…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projectswith Chris Orwig4h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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