Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video When not to sharpen, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
Sharpening is a critical component of your workflow for preparing images for output. …And so you might assume that you need to apply sharpening to every single image in …order to improve the appearance of all of those photos. …But that's not the case, in certain situations you may not want to apply …sharpening at all. And I think this image is a good case in point. …There are very smooth textures in the photo. …And very gradual transitions of tonal values. …The boat in the fog has not a tremendous amount of detail to it. …Most of the details that would have been there are shrouded in fog.…
If I go to the Smart Sharpen Dialogue, for example. …I'll choose Filter, and then Sharpen, followed by Smart Sharpen. …And zoom in on a portion of the boat. You'll see that even with a modest …increase in sharpening, we're really causing more problems than we're solving. …I'll click on the preview to show the image before sharpening and then release …and the effect is subtle but you can see a little bit more noise and texture in …
- Getting started with color management
- Early-workflow sharpening
- Output preparation
- When not to sharpen
- Advanced sharpening techniques
- Printing a photo
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Color Management
2. Early Workflow Sharpening
In-camera sharpening2m 27s
3. Output Preparation
4. Advanced Sharpening Techniques
5. Printing a Photo
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