posted on 27th of march, 2013

I know there are lots of photographers out there like me who worked very hard to take a shot and loved it the most. But when reviewed it on their laptop or PC before submission to the site, felt lack of DETAILS in that shot and went into frustration over the result of hard work. As most of the photographers don't know the exact method to increase the Details by Sharpening the images so that it does not produce unnecessary noise and other unwanted things due to the sharpness. Because sharpening to enhance Details in a image technically, is a bit complicated process and besides that over-sharpening may ruin your shot further and let that shot delve into rejection for many reasons. But there is no need to worry, there is one easiest method to sharpen your image in Photoshop which would dramatically improve the details in your shot within just few simple steps and the good news is that it is not a rocket science. Even if you have the basic skills of Photoshop, you can achieve the goal of sharpening the images very easily. The method is this:-

1. Open your image in Photoshop.
2. Duplicate the image by pressing CTR. + J in PC OR OPT + J in Mac so that you may not ruin you image or we call it Non-destructive editing in technical language.
3. Go to the FILTERS Drop down menu which is located on the top most bar of the Photoshop and click OTHERS then choose HIGH PASS
and small window box would pop up, which would give an option to increase or decrease the value slider of RADIUS TO PIXEL.
4. Increase the Value by sliding the value slider to the right depending on your desired details Click OK!
you might get shocked at this time because your image must have turned into some absurd grey colored layer. But don't panic here is the next step which would give you the sigh of relief.
5. Go to the LAYERS BLENDING drop down option which is located on the lower right corner of your PC or Laptop screen. Default mode is NORMAL. Just click the OVERLAY option and there you go. Your Image has got lots of Details easily.
But if you still feel that sharpening has been enhanced too much details based on your selection of RADIUS value in the HIGH PASS Filter, don't worry, just lower the OPACITY, which is situated just next to the Layers Blending mode on the lower right corner of your PC or Laptop Screen, from 100% to whatever you feel right for your.
And if you feel the above process is too complicated, just re-read it and you would be easily able to comprehend the simple process. And last but not least always remember, "EVERYTHING IS HARD BEFORE ITS EASY!"
This is my first Blog and please do comment about the tutorial and I would try to improve next time and would bring more tutorials in simple steps. Thanks! for reading!

Comments (27)

Posted by Infokus408 on June 15, 2013
cool tip! thanks for sharing.
Posted by Kavisimi on June 15, 2013
Awesome .. Thanks for sharing ....
Posted by Cramsey23 on April 23, 2013
Amazing, thank you for sharing this!
Posted by Bluwarrior on April 22, 2013
Thanks for sharing your good advice Harsh. Cheers!
Posted by Friedel3 on April 21, 2013
This is fantastic...thank you for sharing.
Posted by Rosedarc on April 18, 2013
Great tutorial, thanks! I learned something today :-)
Posted by Cousy86 on April 14, 2013
Nice one,thanks for sharing,i'll defenetly try this one!
Posted by Harshvardhan on April 14, 2013
thanks for reading and sharing ! I have never tried Vivid Light option. I will do and share my results.
Posted by Danielitos on April 14, 2013
I used high pass filter for 3 years. Ususally change layers blending from NORMAL to VIVID LIGHT. Looks more colourful than overlay. Try and share opinions.
Posted by Lenutaidi on April 03, 2013
Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Celiaak on April 01, 2013
Useful, thank you!
Posted by Egomezta on April 01, 2013
Great blog, thanks for sharing....
Posted by Evin0278 on March 30, 2013
I just tried and
never used before. Thank you very much! It's really useful. Also thanks to Tacrafts for the tip to 10 pixels in step 4.
Posted by Yelo34 on March 30, 2013
Good one. I use it to enhance specific areas combined with a mask.
Posted by Dianabahrin on March 30, 2013
Great tip! Thank you :)
Posted by Tacrafts on March 30, 2013
I have been using this for a couple of years, I find in step 4 the best results are with moving the slider to radius 10 px. as a good starting point. In fact I rarely move it off 10px.

Posted by Vilaimages on March 29, 2013
I liked the results, used it on my last submission, lets see what the reviewer says...
Thank you!
Posted by Acrogame on March 29, 2013
wow! I just tried!
never used before. Thank you very much!
Posted by Juliecwagner on March 28, 2013
Well done! :)
Posted by Suyerry on March 28, 2013
Tried it...works great, thanks for the tip. Easy to understand and I saved in photoshop actions. :)
Posted by Robinstockphotos on March 28, 2013
I have never tried this. Will see what happens.
I usually do a sharpening of 25px for regio-specific contrast adjustment. It looks like a detailed image even though that's just a feeling.
Quality + details.
I'll check this out next!
Posted by Rlboston2009 on March 27, 2013
Great tip, thanks for sharing!
Posted by FabioConcetta on March 27, 2013
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Laurasinelle on March 27, 2013
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Freedomsfolio on March 27, 2013
This is fun! :) I tried...thanks
Posted by Joe1971 on March 27, 2013
Thanks for your sharing!
Posted by Matthew105 on March 27, 2013
Good article and very easy to understand. Thank you for the quick tutorial!!

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