Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sometimes, don't sharpen, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
Photographers tend to place a very strong emphasis on achieving sharp focus on the …photographs and with good reason. Generally speaking, though there are some …exceptions, sharpness is the defining quality of a good image. …As result, you might assume that very single digital photograph should be …sharpened in order to ensure the appearance of optimal focus. …And yet sharpening doesn't actually need to be applied to all images. …In some cases applying sharpening can create problems in your image without …providing any benefit. For example, this image really doesn't …need any sharpening. That's not to say it was captured with …perfect sharpness, or that no sharpness or detail was lost in the capture.…
As much as I try to ensure optimal focus in my photographic images, I'm sure it …would have been possible to achieve even better focus. …And yet this isn't an image I would apply any sharpening to. …Obviously this image was captured under foggy conditions. …And that fog diffuses the light and softens up details within the image. …
- 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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