Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Targeted sharpening, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
Especially in situations where you have a single key subject, sometimes you might …want to apply sharpening that is specifically focused to a particular area …of the photo. Such is the case here, I'd like to …sharpen the brown pelican without enchancing any other details in the photo. …I'll start off by creating a copy of the Background Image layer. …I'll drag the thumbnail for the background image 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 which …I can sharpen. I'll go ahead and apply sharpening based …on what I want the pelican to look like. So I'll choose Filter and then Sharpen …followed by Smart Sharpen. And I'll apply the sharpening effect …exactly as I'd like it to appear for the bird here.…
I'll use a modest radius and maybe a little higher amount setting. …Right about there looks to be a nice enhancement for our brown pelican. …I'll click OK in order to apply that effect, but at that moment that …
- 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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