We all know how immensely powerful Photoshop is. From a simple contrast tweak to advance photo composites, we can do it all within the confines of this amazing software. Sometimes the array of options and techniques can seem bewildering and today we are going do a step by step walk through of four useful techniques that you might want to use in your Photoshop workflow.
Sharpen with High Pass Filter:
This technique is an excellent way to get very sharp images for print or web use. It allows us to easily see when and where an image is starting to degrade and to correct for that. With your image open in Photoshop:
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- Duplicate the layer by going to the menu and selecting Layer – Duplicate Layer
- From the Layer Palette on the right of the screen change the Blend Mode to Overlay
- Zoom 100% into the image in an area that will be affected by sharpening
- Make sure the new, duplicate layer is selected in the palette
- From the menu select Filter – Other – High Pass
- Slowly increase the Radius setting watching for Jpeg halos. When happy click OK
- To back the effect off a little slide the Opacity slider to the left a little.