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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techniques - Pg. 367

Chapter 13 Sharpening Techniques Look Sharp Thus far, we've been sticking to song names, movie titles, and a TV title here or there. I'm pushing the paradigm here a bit by going with an album name, "Look Sharp!," from the '90s pop band Roxette, but I knew you'd under- stand. That's because you can feel my pain. You sense my struggle and how I must suffer to find just the right title, just the right name, or the whole chapter just doesn't work. Of course, none of that is true, but let's just pretend for a moment that it is. Nah. Let's not. Hey, instead, let's do a sharpening quiz, because there's a lot of misinformation about sharpening out there, and this quiz will go a long way in dispelling some of the longstanding myths about sharpening, many of which have held us back from growing as a society. Question 1: Which one of these filters sharpening techniques is not used as a sharpening filter: (a) Colored Pencil, (b) Stained Glass, (c) Lens Flare, or (d) Clouds. This is tougher than you thought, eh? Well, I'll give you a hint--this is a trick ques- tion, because all four are used for sharpening an image. See, you needed this chapter more than you thought. No, wait, I think I messed up. Oh that's right, none of those filters are used for sharpening an image. Okay, you can skip this chapter altogether (unless you answered a, b, c, or d, in which case, you do need this chapter. But if you answered either b or c, you only need to read the first 11 pages; however, if you answered a or d, then you need to read all but the last three pages. If you answered a, b, or d, then read it back to front, skipping every third technique). Are you still reading this? Just checking. Sharpening Techniques Chapter 13 367