Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The dreaded halo, part of Photoshop: Sharpening Power (2011).
Its been well established that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, …and that certainly is the case when it comes to sharpening. …Sharpening can dramatically improve the overall appearance and quality of your …images, but not if you overdo it. With sharpening that's too aggressive, …you'll get the dreaded sharpening halos. It seems that many photographers think …that the only sharpening that involves halos is over-sharpening. …The truth is, sharpening always involves halos. …First, let me show you what I mean when I refer to a sharpening halo.…
I'm going to apply some sharpening here, don't worry about which filter or …settings I'm using at the moment. And I'm going to apply aggressive …sharpening, a bit too much sharpening. And as you can see, if you look closely …at this image, we're starting to see halos. …So I'll go ahead and click on the branch area here, so we can see that in the …preview in the unchart mask dialog in this case, and you'll that I have a …bright halo on either side of the branch. That's a sharpening halo, and if I make …
- 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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