Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using advanced blending options, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
Sharpening, by it's nature, increases contrast along edges in your photos. …But sometimes that contrast can be a bit much. …In situations where you want to be able to apply relatively strong sharpening …without clipping areas to pure black or white, the advanced blending options can …provide a solution. Let's take a look at how it's done. …This technique requires that we work on a duplicate copy of our background image layer. …So, I'm going to drag the thumbnail for my background image layer down to the …create new layer button, the blank sheet of paper icon at the bottom of the layers panel.…
This will create a background copy that I can work with to apply my sharpening. …I'll then go ahead and choose Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen. …And this will bring up the Smart Sharpen dialog. …In this case, I'm going to over exaggerate the sharpening settings. …Just so that we can get a better sense of exactly what's happening. …Now keep in mind, normally I would work with more moderate sharpening settings. …
- 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
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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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