Unsharp Mask vs. Smart Sharpen


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Unsharp Mask vs. Smart Sharpen

In this exercise I am going to introduce you to the next Sharpening Filter in our hit parade located under the Filter menu. You come down here to Sharpen and it's this guy right there, Smart Sharpen. In many respects it's an upgrade to Unsharp Mask. It does lack one option which is Threshold. In return, it gives you few more. Notice that if you've loaded dekeKeys, I give you the next keyboard shortcut sequentially which is Shift+F6 for Smart Sharpen. Anyway, I have created a sample file here, so that we can compare, and contrast the results of the two filters.

It's called USM butterfly.psd and it's found inside the 15_sharpen folder. It contains this layer right here USM which stands for Unsharp Mask and this is the butterfly subject to those very settings that we applied in the previous exercise. On top, I have another layer called Smart Sharp. I'll go ahead and turn it on and click on that layer to make it active. This is the original version of the butterfly befo...

Unsharp Mask vs. Smart Sharpen
Video duration: 7m 1s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Unsharp Mask vs. Smart Sharpen provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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