Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening for output, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
When sharpening an image, naturally you're going to focus your attention on …the image and trying to make it look its best. …And yet, in many cases, you really can't base your final sharpening effect …entirely on what you see on your monitor display. …For example, when printing an image, the spreading of ink on paper, Dot Gain, is a …significant concern. You can compensate for docking with …sharpening, but generally, you'll need to apply relatively strong sharpening in …order to produce the best final results. In other words, the best sharpening …effect will often require a bit of trial and error, and may yield over sharpening.…
Sharpening you think is too strong, but is actually beneficial for the final result. …Let's take a look at an example of output sharpening. …In this case, I've prepared the image for printing and I'm ready to sharpen it. …But I'm going to be sending the file to an offset press printer, and they've sent …specific requirements for sharpening. In particular, they require a relatively …
- When to sharpen
- Zoom settings for sharpening
- Sharpening RAW captures
- Preparing a photo for output and sharpening
- Using Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
- Creative and targeted sharpening
- Using advanced blending options
- Multiple-pass sharpening
- Using third-party tools
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Sharpening Concepts
2. Sharpening RAW Captures
3. Sharpening in Photoshop
4. Advanced Photoshop Sharpening
5. Third-Party Tools
6. Sharpening Projects
Sharpening and softening6m 53s
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