Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Smart Sharpen, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
The smart sharpen filter was introduced in Photoshop CS2 as something of a …replacement for un-sharp mask. It provides new, enhanced algorithms that …can help produce better results with less risk of sharpening artifacts. …Let's take a look at the basic use of smart sharpen. …I've already prepared my image for output, so I'm ready to apply my …sharpening effect. So I'll go ahead and choose Filter > …Sharpen and then Smart Sharpen from the menu. …This will bring up the smart sharpen dialog and the first thing you'll …probably notice is that the preview is quite large.…
It's set to a 100% view by default, which is perfect for evaluating our sharpening …effect and I can still size the overall image to fit the window. …And then click in various areas as needed to evaluate the sharpening in multiple …areas of my scene. The first thing I want to do when working …with Smart Sharpen is to choose my Remove option. …The default is actually Gaussian blur which will make this Smart Sharpen filter …
- When to sharpen
- Zoom settings for sharpening
- Sharpening RAW captures
- Preparing a photo for output and sharpening
- Using Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
- Creative and targeted sharpening
- Using advanced blending options
- Multiple-pass sharpening
- Using third-party tools
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS4: Sharpening Images New Featureswith Deke McClelland58m 40s Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
1. Sharpening Concepts
2. Sharpening RAW Captures
3. Sharpening in Photoshop
4. Advanced Photoshop Sharpening
5. Third-Party Tools
6. Sharpening Projects
Sharpening and softening6m 53s
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