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Sharpness with Photoshop

It is a method to increase the sharpness, only on the edges, without creating a deterioration on the darker areas or full color.

We bring our photograph on Photoshop and select the channels panel.

Deselect all the channels, except green and duplicate.

We go on> Filters> Stylize> Find Edges. The image will be like a drawing, showing only the edges. Now press ctrl + I to invert. It's like I created a mask (black areas), while the edges are white.

Let's go to> Filter> Other> Maximum that allows you to increase or decrease the edges of our mask in question.

Set the radius you desire, I set 2, it is very important to remember the value of the radius.

Now we go on> Filter> Noise> Median. This filter has the function to smooth the edges, so do not ever put a value that exceeds 4. In my example I set 2.

Now go on> Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur. Now we set the value of the radius, what I had put in "Maximus," which was 2.

Now back on the channels panel and premiamio ctrl + click, starting the selection of areas. Activate visibility on the RGB channel and return on the layers panel. Last step is> Filter> Sharpen> Unsharp Mask, set the desired values. I personally never put (in general) a factor of over 100, radius a maximum of 3, the threshold between 0-1-2-3.

If you want to see the initial difference, with the end result, before setting the unsharp mask, duplicate the layer, to have a point of reference and see the before and after.

Panorama of tropea

sea of calabria

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and return useful!

Photo credits: FabioConcetta.

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December 12, 2016

FabioConcetta

Thank you very much!

December 11, 2016

Jeremyrichards

Very interesting and helpful blog. Thank you.

October 21, 2016

FabioConcetta

Ok, thanks!

October 20, 2016

Snookless

Great info - I will try this!!! Thank you.

October 19, 2016

FabioConcetta

Thank you!

October 19, 2016

Photostock2015

nice article Fabio :)

October 17, 2016

FabioConcetta

Not at all Dipalipix, thank tou!

October 16, 2016

Dipalipix

Thanks for the tips!

October 15, 2016

FabioConcetta

Thank you Pepebaeza!

October 15, 2016

Pepebaeza

Thank you Fabio, very useful

October 14, 2016

FabioConcetta

Thank you, not at all!

October 14, 2016

Osmar01

This is a really interesting article! Thanks thanks thanks! I use Nik Collection and Piccure +

October 12, 2016

FabioConcetta

Sorry, I copied the text in Italian while having translated! I have now changed the ultimate answer!
I thank you for the comment! Even the plugin Topaz Labs are very beautiful, I got them for a little while. I usually imposed from 100 to 2.7 or 2.4 with a value between 0 and 3. I never had any problems for the acceptance of photographs with these values.

October 12, 2016

Mcolloca

Really interesting tutorial and very explanatory, do not wait to be able to carry on my new photos. I mostly use the clarity sharpness in camera raw after necessary changes on the raw file, such as shadows, exposure, light and temperature. Then in photoshop using unsharp mask, amount 130% Radius 1.3 Threshold 2. These settings use them for landscapes. Then also use the nik collection and sns hdr. I also recommend you try the Topazlabs plugins that work well.

October 12, 2016

FabioConcetta

Thanks for the comment, I see now that you are using this software! Programs that use other than my Photoshop are: PTGui for Stichting SNS HDR and HDR Efex the best programs for HDR, and all of Nik collections programs!

October 12, 2016

Osmar01

Really useful and interesting, I immediately tried your suggestion. Thank you! If you like I'm using a very interesting software (Piccure +)

October 11, 2016

FabioConcetta

Thank you veru much!

October 10, 2016

Maocheng

Very useful, thank you!

October 09, 2016

FabioConcetta

I saw your portfolio is very nice, for the sense of composition and atmosphere created! I thank you for your positive opinion!

October 09, 2016

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