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Hour 17. Using the Improvement Filters > Using the Sharpen Filters

Using the Sharpen Filters

There are four filters in this set: Sharpen, Sharpen More, Sharpen Edges, and Unsharp Mask. You’ll find them all on the Filters, Sharpen menu. The first three are very straightforward—there are no options to set. You select them from the Filter menu, and your picture changes accordingly. Sharpen More gives twice as much sharpening as Sharpen, and Sharpen Edges only sharpens areas where there is a lot of contrast between adjacent pixels—such as the edges of the flower next to the dark background, the shadow in the center, and the light-colored stamen. The Sharpen Edges filter treats these contrasting pixels as edges, and increases the contrast between them. It does not increase the contrast everywhere, as Sharpen and Sharpen More do. Figure 17.3 shows some examples.

Figure 17.3. You can try applying any of these filters a second time if the first application doesn’t do enough. Just be careful not to oversharpen.



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