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Chapter 13. Look Sharp: Sharpening Techn... > Edge-Sharpening Technique - Pg. 386

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Edge-Sharpening Technique This is a sharpening technique that doesn't use the Unsharp Mask filter, but still leaves you with a lot of control over the sharpening, even after the sharpening is applied. It's ideal to use when you have an image (with a lot of edges) that can hold a lot of sharpening or one that really needs it. Step One: Open a photo that needs edge sharpen- ing. Duplicate the Background layer by pressing Command-J (PC: Control-J). The copy will be named Layer 1 in the Layers palette. ©SCOTT KELBY