Understanding selective sharpening


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Understanding selective sharpening

All righty, in the last movie you saw me sharpen this image, and you saw me do it by duplicating my Background layer and sharpening that duplicate. The idea with this is if I now print the image and decide that it's over-sharpened, or not sharpened enough, then all I have to do is delete this layer, and I'm back to my original image. I can now reduplicate this layer and sharpen it again with different settings. I'm going to Undo that because I don't want to delete my sharpening layer. This is the power of having sharpening in its own layer.

There is another advantage though, take a look at what happens if I turn off the Sharpening layer, this should make sense to you. This is my original image, this is my sharpened image. Hopefully, on your screen you can see the differences that are happening, say, right in here, keep an eye on this area right here, as I turn off my Sharpening layer and turn it back on. Her eye is getting a lot more detail, her eyebrow is getting a lot more detail...

Understanding selective sharpening
Video duration: 4m 25s 5h 53m Intermediate

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Understanding selective sharpening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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Photography
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Photoshop
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