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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techniques > Basic Sharpening - Pg. 368

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Basic Sharpening After you've color corrected your photos and right before you save your file, you'll definitely want to sharpen your photos. I sharpen every digital camera photo, either to help bring back some of the original crispness that gets lost during the correction process, or to help fix a photo that's slightly out of focus. Either way, I haven't met a digital camera (or scanned) photo that I didn't think needed a little sharpening. Here's a basic technique for sharpening the entire photo. Step One: Open the photo you want to sharpen. Because Photoshop displays your photo in different ways at different magnifica- tions, it's absolutely critical that you view your photo at 100% when sharpening.