Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening just the edges, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
Sharpening operates by enhancing contrast, where contrast already exists. …But sometimes you want to control that sharping so that it only effects the …highest contrast areas of the image. In other words, just the strongest edges. …So that you're not over exaggerating some of the other textures within the photo. …That can be done with an edge sharpening technique. …There are actually a variety of ways you can approach this. …Let me show you the technique that I typically use. …I'll start off by creating a copy of my background Image layer.…
So I'll drag the thumbnail from my background layer down to the Create New …Layer button. The blank sheet of paper icon at the …bottom of the Layers panel. That will create a background copy layer. …I'll then convert that layer to black and white. …I'll simply choose Image, Adjustments and then Desaturate. …That will create a black and white version. …A very basic black and white version. But that's all I need because I'm really …just interesting in luminance variations within the photo. …
- 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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