So sharp you just may cut yourself…
Earlier in the week (Read the article Extinguishing Software Anguish) I discussed just how powerful Photoshop is and how it may be the only piece of software you will ever need. This week’s Free Tutorial surely emphasizes the notion that Photoshop alone, if you know how to use it, can be more powerful than any add-on plugin. As you know, I do take requests for tutorials and this week’s tutorial was requested by my friend, and fellow HDR Insider, Jeffrey.
In an email, he mentioned it would be great to see the different ways to sharpen an image in Photoshop all in one nice little-packaged tutorial. I thought this was a great idea and put together a rather extensive tutorial that showcases 6 methods to sharpen in Photoshop. I don’t expect you to memorize each of these methods so I have included an Actions package with the 6 Methods all done for you!
This is quite a long tutorial so here are the Time Stamps if you would like to skip around:
|Introduction to Sharpening
|Method 1: Unsharp Mask
|Method 2: High Pass Sharpen
|Method 3: Unsharp Mask + High Pass Sharpen
|Method 4: Adobe Camera Raw as Filter
|Method 5: Sharpen Tool + High Pass
|Method 6: High Pass + Protection Measures
You may get mixed results on a single layer palette.