Sharpening in Photoshop Part Five
If you have been reading all of the parts in this sharpening series for Photoshop, then you will have discovered some useful effective methods to sharpen images without losing too much quality. For this final part, I will show some quick techniques to sharpen an image without the need for using the methods mentioned previously or can be combined.
Sharpening a selection
If for example you only wanted to sharpen a selected area of an image, you could choose this as a layer using quick selection tool in Photoshop.
Convert this to a smart object (mentioned in previous parts) then apply unsharp mask or smart sharp depending on which one you prefer to use.
Another quick fix is to use the sharpen tool which can be found on the left menu bar in Photoshop. Its handy for a quick fix but it does not have the flexibility of other tools to help soften or reduce noise in areas.
There are many ways to improve an image depending on the situation and throughout the five parts of this series I have shown enough to suit any need. You can also use two sharpening techniques to help improve clarity even more. I hope I have shown you enough to work through anyway, and attempted to make it as easy as possible for anyone just starting out in editing. If you have any comments, please leave one below.
- Using High Pass Filter to Sharpen an Image in Photoshop – Sharpening in Photoshop Part One
- Smart Sharp in Photoshop to Sharpen an Image – Sharpening in Photoshop Part Two
- Using Unsharp Mask in Photoshop to Sharpen an Image – Sharpening in Photoshop Part Three
- Sharpening Using an Edge Mask in Photoshop – Sharpening in Photoshop Part Four