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Old 10-15-2011, 12:37 PM
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Fine Sharpening

Guys

Sorry, this may have been asked a zillion times but how do you get such fine sharpening as this?

http://www.crismanphoto.com/#/Portfolio/Portfolio/18

is it just a case of multiple sharpening with low values? Anyone?

Thanks

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:37 AM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

I love that style. Sorry I don't have an answer but thanks for posting.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:53 AM
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...is it just a case of multiple sharpening with low values? Anyone?
I do not know how this particular photographer works but my guess is that the sharpening workflow is likely to be multiple i.e.
  • Capture sharpening to alleviate the softness introduced by the digital process taking into account image content
  • Creative sharpening applied locally to specific areas
  • Output sharpening finally applied after being sized to output resolution and tailored for the specific output process
Just as important is to start with a good lens, lighting, aperture, shutter speed and firm camera support.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:45 AM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

Check on this link, maybe it can help... Kinda difficult sharpening technique, but the results are great... http://www.lookit.be/people.html
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:29 PM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

I am joining this topic with my question because some of people here are photographers as well. I hope it's not a problem
If I want to get very sharp image what is better? In camera settings to lave sharpness at 0 level and push it up in Photoshop or first add some sharpness in camera and later do extra sharpening using Photoshop. What do you prefer? I am using Canon 5d.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:58 PM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

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I am joining this topic with my question because some of people here are photographers as well. I hope it's not a problem
If I want to get very sharp image what is better? In camera settings to lave sharpness at 0 level and push it up in Photoshop or first add some sharpness in camera and later do extra sharpening using Photoshop. What do you prefer? I am using Canon 5d.
In my opinion the best practice is to sharpen images only once. I mean the final output file. Personally, I do not use extra sharpening within my camera and I keep sharpening within RAW exporter switched off. It means I keep my master files unsharpened and I use final sharpening on the last file which is resized to desired resolution.

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:11 PM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

If you are shooting raw and using Adobe Raw Converter or Lightroom, a preliminary capture sharpen in the raw converter will get you closer to a well sharpened image than if you don't use that procedure.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:16 AM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

My main sharpening these days is just a after everything is done, do a frequency seperation, delete the low freq layer and lower the opactity of the high layer. at about 1-20% you get a nice sharpness, without it looking oversharpened.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:58 AM
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Re: Fine Sharpening

Thanks guys! Some interesting ideas there.

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Old 10-17-2011, 12:21 PM
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I agree with DJSoulglo, this looks like a frequency separation rather than simple sharpening.

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