Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
So, for the first of our Sharpening filters, we are going to look at Smart …Sharpen, and also compare it with Unsharp Mask. …Here's our finished result, and this is the approach I'm going to be taking with …all of these movies. We'll start at the end, looking at the …finished result, and then we'll recreate from scratch. …So, you can see it's converted to a Smart Filter and I have applied Smart Sharpen. …Now switch over to the beginning state. Step number one, I'm going to right click …just to the right of the word background, on the Background layer, and convert to a …Smart Object. Then come to the Filter menu >Sharpen > …Unsharp Mask. Now Unsharp Mask, is very similar to …Smart Sharpen, is the forerunner of Smart Sharpen.…
It has an amount and a Radius value. The amount is essentially the volume control. …And the radius is the width of the edge that is being sharpened. …The amount goes from zero to 500. Currently at 500, that's way too much. …I'm going to set that back to 150, and the Radius, I'm going to put to one pixel. …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
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