What You Need to Know About Sharpening Images

On this video tutorial Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes takes a look at what you need to know about sharpening using both Camera RAW and Photoshop.

Camera RAW allows you to do some general sharpening as you can see in the beginning of the video, however if you want more control and possibly better results, you will need to use Photoshop. Hughes start by converting the image into smart object and then show the unsharp mask option which he doesn’t recommend. Instead he does recommend  using the smart sharpen feature which creates less artifacts when using reduced noise.

We will add another  tip of our own regarding sharpening – always sharpen the image at the size you want it – don’t sharpen and then resize as this will result in loss of image quality.

We have already covered sharpening in Photoshop in the past including in “How to Make Your Vacation Photos Look Amazing in Photoshop” by Aaron Nace from Phlearn, and “Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop” by Michael Woloszynowicz from vibrantshot.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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