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Old 03-29-2007, 09:18 AM
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Sharpenign Techniques

Very bored @ work today...looking to start a little discussion.

-Let's discuss our favorite sharpening techniques, and why.

-i've recently come across preset CUSTOM FILTER settings, it's really powerfull, but it's very easy to go overboard and oversharpen areas that aren't needed.

-Highpass/overlay i like to use for edges, sharp detailed objects.

-I'm also curious if anyone prefers sharpening individual channels?

i'm just bored, join me if you are too.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:55 AM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

It might be kind of lame but for my favourite images I tend to use either high pass/overlay or USM but almost always selective sharpening. Do the action or settings for the initial sharpen and then a conceal mask and paint in where I actually want to sharpen. That's my favourite.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:29 PM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

have you ever played with the custom filter for sharpening?
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:53 PM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

No I haven't. I sort of glossed over that point in your post due to ignorance but please explain, I'm always open to new ideas.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:09 AM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

At the start I prefere to make masks all of the channels and use Highpass/Overlay sharpening on RGB, soft-,hardlight and the overlay layers. When i have to make cmyk separation and i use the light-black gen. then black channel can be sharpened individually

i'm still interested in the Custom filter
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:07 AM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

in cmyk i also like to work the black channel most before output.

-but when it comes to the custom filter, i was wondering if anyone knew anything about it, because i came across a folder with blur/sharpen presets that i use, but dont know how to set my own values. i find it seems to work better giving the image a slight blur through one of he blur presets, then sharpening it.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:31 PM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

I have some images that need global and selective sharpening. Any chance any of you have time to walk me through it step by step (your favorite selective and/or global techniques?). I am relatively new to this and need help on a new job (just posted a thread on my problem). Also, how do I link you all to an image to try workingon? Sorry so new at this. Hoping you are able to put up with a real newbie (I'll grow on you all hopefully...lol!)

Thanks much for any help you can give.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:46 AM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

Here's Cameraken's round-up of Custom filter stuff. (post 11)

Have fun!

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Old 07-07-2007, 03:12 AM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

Hi Deb,

You could take a look at -

www.mediafire.com

Its free to sign up, then you can upload images/files up to 100mb, then provide a link back in this forum so people can download the image and help you out.



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Old 07-07-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Sharpenign Techniques

Hi,
My fast sharpening technique is to set unsharp mask in Lab mode only for L channel.
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