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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techn... > Extreme Edge Sharpening - Pg. 391

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Eight: In the Channels palette, click on the RGB channel to see your full-color image. Your selection is loaded, but it has selected every- thing but the edges, so you'll need to go under the Select menu and choose Inverse to invert the selection (so that only the well-defined edges in the photo are select- ed). Before you apply your Unsharp Mask, press Command-H (PC: Control-H) to hide the selection border, so you can really see the results of your sharpening as you apply it. Now, go to the Filter menu, under Sharpen, and apply the Unsharp Mask filter. Move the Amount slider to the right, and when you do, only the selected edge areas will be affected, leaving the trees in the background virtually unsharpened. Press Command-D (PC: Control-D) to deselect, completing the sharpening. Before After Sharpening Techniques Chapter 13 391