Sharpening


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Sharpening

Sharpening is an important last step in a digital workflow. You have to sharpen, because the very process of capturing an image digitally, either from a camera or a scanner, softens the image. And then at the other end of the workflow, when you go to print, you soften it further. Some people sharpen more than once. At first when they capture an image, during the editing process, and then they also sharpen for final output. I concentrate primarily on the final output sharpening when I sharpen. Before I show you how to sharpen an image, I would like to explain what sharpening does.

To do that, I have this plain image of light gray next to dark gray. I am going to go to the Filter menu at the top of the screen, and I am going to choose Sharpen and Unsharp Mask, which is the filter I most often use to sharpen. I am going to zoom way in, in the preview here, so that you can see what's happening in the Unsharp Mask dialog box. This filter has found the edge between the light gray and the da...

Sharpening
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Sharpening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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