Photoshop tutorial for sharper pictures ...

posted on 24th of june, 2012

Hi all! I would like to share with the whole community of Dreamstime, the knowledge that I acquired in Photoshop, like most of you know is a very complex image editing software. I state that everything I have learned is based on articles and tutorials, readily available on the internet, so I have no claim to teach anything to anyone, but I just want to illustrate my method of working, right or wrong. In this little blog I will talk about sharpness, a fundamental parameter and important for all images. This method I use for images that have fairly obvious contrasts of light and then the shaded areas marked. So we begin:
File> Open> load the image in Photoshop and go on Contrast Filter> Unsharp Mask. I generally use a factor of up to 100, a maximum range of 2.6 and a threshold of 2. These parameters are used in my pictures, but I repeat that they are subjective and may have as many settings depending on the situation and the result. Now that we have applied the filter, go to Edit> Fade Unsharp mask, leave the slider at 100% (otherwise we remove the mask!) And modify the method parameter> Brightness and press OK. In this way we order the software to sharpen only the areas clear and bright image. The dark areas and shadows, they will apply the filter, in this way, the image noise will be slightly emphasized. I hope I was helpful ^ _ ^

Comments (43)

Posted by FabioConcetta on February 20, 2014
I'm glad you liked it, actually is an alternative method, without going into the LAB, which allows you to quickly distribute the unsharp mask in the highlight areas, without creating unnecessary noise.
Posted by Antonio1962 on February 20, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial is very helpfull and will try and experiment.
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 28, 2013
Tank you Dgmate^_^
Posted by Dgmate on September 28, 2013
Thank you very much. Very useful information
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 28, 2013
Thank you for the compliments, however the main method of sharpening applied to the image is in use on another level, the filter "Other" "High Pass", the photograph will turn gray and the cursor can define the contours, then use the blending mode you prefer "soft light". However on you tube there are thousands of tutorials, is a mine of information!
Posted by Osmar01 on September 27, 2013
Thanks for the article, it is very interesting to me, I'm trying to improve the technique.
Posted by Fallostupido on June 27, 2013
hello I'm a beginner, I did like you, but DT refused photos because too over-processed/ overfiltered., where do you think I'm wrong?
Posted by FabioConcetta on June 14, 2013
Hello, you can use the clone of photoshop, sloping or a filter that removes light to the camera sensor and use slow times, so as to be photographed monuments also crowded with people!
Posted by Fallostupido on June 14, 2013
ciao concetta, che you help me : hou to remove people from a pic?i'm from lecce
Posted by Fallostupido on June 14, 2013
grazie very good
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 22, 2012
Thank you Iloveharbin !!!
Posted by Iloveharbin on July 22, 2012
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 20, 2012
Thank you for the comment ^ _ ^
Posted by Ashimseye on July 20, 2012
Its awesome making the photo bright and improving on clarity
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 18, 2012
Not at all!
Posted by Myfairies on July 18, 2012
Grazie, Concetta :)
I will use your suggestion on some of my pictures which need to be improved!
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 12, 2012
Is only a matter of time and dedication!!!
Posted by Djapart on July 11, 2012
thanks for the tips.. i didnt make any good picture by camera yet, use full for me..
Posted by Vcarmstrong on July 11, 2012
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by FabioConcetta on June 30, 2012
Thank you!
Posted by Captblack76 on June 30, 2012
Great info , thx
Posted by FabioConcetta on June 29, 2012
Thank you Jatinmax and Nero ^_^
Posted by Nero67 on June 29, 2012
Very useful, thanks for sharing!!!
Posted by Jatinmax on June 27, 2012
Nice! :)
Posted by FabioConcetta on June 26, 2012
Thank you Dejai63!
Posted by Dejai63 on June 26, 2012
Hi, thank you for sharing this, I will try it, many Greetings to you!
Posted by FabioConcetta on June 26, 2012
For Zsaadallah: ok let me know if you like ^_^

Thank you everyone for participating in this blog, this encourages me to create another short tutorial!
Posted by Giannit on June 25, 2012
Thanks for the useful info....
Posted by Hanbaoluan on June 25, 2012
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Yuritz on June 25, 2012
Thanks for sharing your method!

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