Sharpen Filter


Adobe® Photoshop® Deep Dive: Filters


Lesson Info

Sharpen Filter

Now the next thing I want to show you is the sharpened category now we went over this heavily yesterday and I'm not saying that everybody is watching today wash yesterday, but I have a favorite way to sharpen images and that is using the high pass filter, so we're going to do that in just a little bit, ok, so but what I will say is I have several images in here for you to play around with the different filters that air in the sharpened category, so I'll just open this image right here, so if you go to the filter menu and she's sharp and you can see that there are oodles and gobs of options here, but what I will tell you is that if your image is blurry due to camera, shake, then use photo shop see sees new shake reduction filter that's the one to go for not not if your image is blurry because the wind blew your subject around like if you're shooting a flower, say, but if blur has been introduced by you, the shooter moving your camera that happens when you're shooting with a long lens wi...

thout a tripod, et cetera, so if your images boarded a camera shake, use shake reduction if your image has noise in it, use smart, sharpen smart, sharp and was completely redesigned and photo shops sisi and that's what I've used on this image right here which arguably has quite a bit of noise in it double click it just to open it up so you can see so the new smart sharpened in photo shops sisi has this reduce noise slider, which is very handle that handy, which is like handle that similar but a little different. Another great thing about the smart, sharp and filter is that you get this shadow and highlight section, so if you wantto tone down the sharpening on just the shadows or just the highlights, then you can use this fate amount slider to get that done. Okay, so if your image has a noise in it, or if you want to tweak the amount of sharpening that's happening in the shadows or in the highlights, then use smart, sharp and it's brand new and photo shops sisi has been completely redesigned, has new math behind it, and it works like a charm the way I want to show you how to sharpen and I'm going to go ahead and skip ahead to this this because we're talking about sharpening, so when you purchase the class, we're going to skip down tio folder eighteen for the other category and we're going to get it go into the high pass filter, so I'm gonna open at this image here this is my favorite way to sharpen it is absolutely full proof you don't have a slew of settings to memorize, you're gonna have one setting in this filter and it's going to give you a preview of exactly what edges air being sharpened? It's amazing! So what we're going to do is turn off the visibility of the layer that I've created for you turn on the original and we're going to convert it for smart filters, so try it to the filter menu convert for smart filters, then we're going to go back up to the filter menu, go all the way down to the other category and choose high pass. See this easy peasy dialog box also as I zoom in on my image, see that the areas that are kind of being highlighted in the lighter tones here, those air, all of my high contrast edges that are actually going to be sharpened should I click ok on this filter? How easy is that? So what you want to do is set the radius of this particular dialog box no higher than four that's all you have to remember as I drive this radius up, see how more and more areas are being accentuated in the document, and in the preview, those are the areas that will be sharpened as I dragged the radius slider should the lift I have fewer of those areas so I have less sharpening as long as you don't ever drag this sucker of a four, maybe unless you have a honkin big image, you know, ten thousand pixels by fifteen thousand pixels that usually a radius somewhere between one and four is going to be all you want. Go closer to four for images that have a lot of angles and hardline hard lines in the ruins, that kind of things, things that are really contrast t that you want to accentuate for babies and pits and flowers and portrait of fluffy stuff, you probably want to be somewhere between point five and two. So it's super easy way easier to use an uncharged mask, a little bit less control but in my opinion, full proof simple, everyday, fabulous sharpening. So for this image, since its ruins and kind of high contrast, we're going to go with a radius of three click ok, now we're going to double click to open the blending options of that filter, and we're going to change the blend mode of the filter itself. Tio something in the category that drops fifty percent gray right out and that's going to be overlay ted all that's it here's our before here's are after is thie on ly way to sharpen that. Gives you the atleast, in my opinion, the best preview of exactly what's gonna happen to your image. Should you click ok? And the fact that you only have one setting is really, really nice, and you just have to remember not to go above four he's a higher number for things that you want to have a lot of contrast and use a lower number for really soft stuff, and that is it. So let's, do that one more time, so back up, so click to activate the layer filter. Convert for smart filters filter other high pass. Don't go over four. Use a higher number for images like this lower number for porches and babies in soft, fluffy things, click ok double click the blending options icon and changed the blend mode. Tow, overlay and click ok, so if your document was comprised of many layers, of course she would activate them all and turned them all into us. A smart object into your sharpening their that's it easy, easy, easy.

Class Description

In this deep dive, Lesa takes you deep into the wide world of filters to create a multitude of special yet practical effects. She'll take you well beyond blurring and sharpening, and you'll learn handy uses for nearly every single filter in the menu. You'll also learn how to use filters non-destructively, how to access filter blending options, and more!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.0