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Old 10-13-2010, 07:50 AM
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Sharpening

Hi

This link might be helpful for sharpening.

http://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/...frequency.html
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:52 AM
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Re: Sharpening

I'd hate troll so early-on in my RetouchPro career, but the quality of the workmanship in the link you provided: it's shit.

We can simply mask out layers of different-radius USM until our little hearts weep with joy - that's precision. I'm not sure what the author of the link was smoking.

Besides, sharpening's overrated for all but the most subtle preparations. Have you seen fashion magazines these days?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:21 AM
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Re: Sharpening

May I suggest a starting point in terms of URL that hopefully isn’t shit:

http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/20357.html
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:11 AM
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Re: Sharpening

The method posted is indeed pretty over-complicated.
Using Smart Sharpen (remove set to Lens Blur) with various radii will give you identical results, albeit more flexible and controllable.

(E.g. for the method suggested you'd have to define the masks before you actually begin the sharpening. That's first of all inflexible and second not very user-friendly.)

Andrew's link is worth looking at though for a real sharpening workflow.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:56 AM
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Re: Sharpening

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The method posted is indeed pretty over-complicated.
Using Smart Sharpen (remove set to Lens Blur) with various radii will give you identical results, albeit more flexible and controllable.

(E.g. for the method suggested you'd have to define the masks before you actually begin the sharpening. That's first of all inflexible and second not very user-friendly.)

Andrew's link is worth looking at though for a real sharpening workflow.
This is interesting Jonas. Do you consider this gives a better result than Unsharp Mask?
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:16 AM
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Re: Sharpening

Different. Not necessarily better, because that depends on what you want to achieve :-).

I just mentioned Smart Sharpen, because the tutorial author in the link used lens blur, whereas USM uses Gaussian Blur.


Or weren't you referring to the use of Smart Sharpen?
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:37 AM
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Yes I was referring to Smart Sharpen.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Sharpening

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Yes I was referring to Smart Sharpen.
Check out:

http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=608637

Before he passed, Bruce did a great deal of testing of Smart Sharpen for possible use in PhotoKit Sharpener and didn’t find it very useful.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:25 PM
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Re: Sharpening

Re: I'd hate troll so early-on in my RetouchPro career, but the quality of the workmanship in the link you provided: it's shit.



Your English is very good.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:50 AM
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Your English is very good.
I'd hope so, it's my native language
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