Using the Unsharpen Mask filter


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Using the Unsharpen Mask filter

In this movie, we will be digging into another type of sharpening. We will be looking at the filter Unsharpen Mask. It's a great sharpening filter and we will be working on this file, corwig_ surf_artist.tif. Go ahead and open that one up, press F to go to Full Screen View mode. Here we have this portrait of this Central California artist. He is a surfer and he does this really interested in surf art sculptures and I here he is standing with one of his sculptures and what I want to do is sharpen this image up. Now before we actually begin to sharpen our files, here is something we have to talk about. I'll go to my Adjustments and click on Curves. I know if I drag this down or I make this curve much less steep so it's much more flat. Well, the image is much more flat as well and I lost a little bit of sharpness, interesting. On the other hand, if I increase the contrast, I'll go ahead and do that. Well, the image now feels much more sharp, it's that interesting.

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Using the Unsharpen Mask filter
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Using the Unsharpen Mask filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

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Photography
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Photoshop
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