Unsharp Mask

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    When do you run U.S.M. ? (I'm using P.S. Elements 2.0)

    First I make my adjustment layers (levels, saturations etc.) and any other tweaks. Should I run USM on my full sized .psd file...or should I do it after I save for web (resize & convert to .jpg) ?

    I thought I read somewhere that you should do it after you have resized it because you may lose the sharpening if you do it before the resize.
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    You should do it both times. You want your original sharpened for print, and then if you resize it for the web you'll want to sharpen it again, usually something like 500%, 0.2, 0.
     
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    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    I usually run it after I resize either for the web or for a print. If you resize you are going to loss that extra minor details
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    thanks
     

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