Sharpening programs

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by urslow, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. urslow

    urslow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spanaway, Wa
    I have had no decent results with unsharp mask (perhaps I don't know how to properly use it), but I get a unnatural looking picture. I'm not trying to rework the impossible. Is there any recommended sharpening software that you use that is better than USM?

    Thanks for your time
     
  2. mavrik

    mavrik TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, AU
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Try high pass sharpening. Sometimes works for pics, sometimes not so much.

    (these instructions are for PS 7)

    New duplicate layer.
    Change light to "hard light."
    Run filter/other/high pass at 10.0
    set opacity to around 35%. Check for sharpness.
    Merge down.

    That should be it. It's a pretty good way to sharpen pics without getting the USM halo effect.

    M
     
  3. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    There's lots of different settings for usm. Try 25%, 5, 0, and then 500%, 0.2, 0.

    The trick is not to sharpen too much, and then you won't get halo effects. I also duplicate the background layer and sharpen on that, so I can reduce the opacity if need be.
     
  4. urslow

    urslow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spanaway, Wa
    Thanks for the replies, while I appreciate the help, I guess it's time to learn about layering.
     

Share This Page