Splitting edges when sharpening


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Splitting edges when sharpening

So here's an image that I want to sharpen. I'm going to go ahead and zoom up to Actual Pixels, Command+1. It's a good idea to always sharpen at the Actual Pixels view. And what we want to do is we want to sharpen the image but limit or hopefully eliminate the haloing that can occur when you sharpen an image. By haloing you get these little pockets of white, these little highlights that look unnatural. So remember when you sharpen an image you are actually increasing the contrast of edge pixels. An edge is defined as a light pixel next to a dark pixel. When you sharpen it, the dark half is getting darker and the light half is getting lighter.

Let's go ahead and begin by duplicating our layer. We typically sharpen on a duplicate. Command+Option+J or Ctrl+ Alt+J to give it a name. We'll call it Sharpen. We'll use one of our sharpen filters. We can go to Filter > Sharpen and then typically we use Smart Sharpen or Unsharp Mask. This time I'll use Smart Sharpe...

Splitting edges when sharpening
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Splitting edges when sharpening provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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