Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening the image, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
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Now with this particular version of the image, one of the things that I want to…do is I want to add a bit more snap, a bit more punch to this file.…So in order to do that, I am going to add some midtone contrast and also some…nice detail sharpening.…So let me show you how we can execute that.…First, click in your topmost layer. Then press Shift+Option+Command+E on the…Mac, Shift+Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows.…That will merge everything to top, and we'll go ahead and name this "midtone contrast."…From here, what we're going to do is navigate to our Filter pulldown menu, and…we're going to use a filter which typically is used for sharpening.…
It's called Unsharp Mask.…But here we're going to use it in a completely different way.…What we're going to do with this is we're going to take our Radius all the way…up to 250. Crank that all the way up. Threshold is 0.…Next, you'll incrementally bring up your Amount, and typically this is something…nice to do later in the process because you can add some midtone contrast.…
- 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
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Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
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9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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