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New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:58 pm

Has anyone played with this new brush based sharpening method in PS CS5 yet? How does it apply to sharpening images for a.net? Could that mean the end of "Copy layer > sharpen > mask/erase parts of the new layer"?  Photoshop CS5 hidden gem: Brush-based sharpening
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Hmm, I haven't tried that. I'll have to give it a go. I recently upgraded to CS5 at home and work.

The benefit of the layer mask method is non-destructability - you can always paint in more or less sharpening between the two. This appears to be destructive, just as if you used the paintbrush or clone tool. Again, I'll look into it and give a report.
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:34 am

Thanks for posting! I like many others didn't even know that existed. It will surely come in handy for selective sharpening.
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:28 am

Quoting dvincent (Reply 1):
This appears to be destructive

But could be applied on a duplicate layer (or layers) giving you complete control after application.

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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:54 pm

Just gave this technique a quick try.. come to find out it was already on on my CS5 and didnt even know. Yah, it introduced less grain into the image, but.. for A.net standards, it still makes too much grain. Photoshop will have to do better to give us tools so we can please the screeners.

... or a.net can quit nitpicking?  
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:07 am

Quoting Hrtsfldhomeboy (Reply 4):
Just gave this technique a quick try.. come to find out it was already on on my CS5 and didnt even know. Yah, it introduced less grain into the image, but.. for A.net standards, it still makes too much grain. Photoshop will have to do better to give us tools so we can please the screeners.   

... or a.net can quit nitpicking?

  
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:52 am

This may well be a new feature but ever since CS2 I have used something similar by sharpening in Lab Colour. Same sort of deal, ie mark out the area with a brush and apply sharpness. I'll definitely give this a go though, seems easier.
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:06 am

Hello

A lot of different sharpening methods, layers, masking, erasing etc. but I am still using the plain old Unsharp Mask in my old version of CS2 and works perfectly for me. Don't see the need to do anything else.

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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:34 am

Quoting granite (Reply 7):
Hello

A lot of different sharpening methods, layers, masking, erasing etc. but I am still using the plain old Unsharp Mask in my old version of CS2 and works perfectly for me. Don't see the need to do anything else.

Yeah... I agree with you! Definitely!  

It's since about a year that I've started using this technique, and I have no complaints about it!  

I've also tried several other techniques suggested by some friends of mine and, just like you, I had never felt the need to have a change, but I wanted to try... and, to be honest, the best results were with my "old" technique. Maybe I'm not good to use any other sharpening workflow, so... I'm still attached to my old one!  
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:14 pm

Quoting granite (Reply 7):
Don't see the need to do anything else.

Fair comment. And if it's working for you I'd stick with it. I suppose I like to experiment more than others, so I've sharpened in Lab Colour, Smart Sharpen, USM and even in Noise Reduction. I'll use layers and masks when I can though and normally apply too much first then work it back. Right now I'm just using Smart Sharpen but I will give this hidden gem a tickle later.
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:44 pm

Hi Spencer

Quoting spencer (Reply 9):
And if it's working for you I'd stick with it.

Yep, everyone will have something different so whatever works for them is good. I try to use the same technique on my colour negative scans too. A lot more work but a lot more satisfaction when you get a good result.

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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:14 pm

While we are on the subject of sharpening... here is an interesting video from AdobeMax last week. They give a sneak peak of an Image Deblurring tool that may or may not make it into a future version of PS.

PS: The video itself is blurry, so the effect doesn't show perfectly. I hope to see a better video of this in the future.
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:21 pm

I may give this a shot just to see how the end result works. To be honest, I've never even used unsharp mask for my sharpening (probably is vastly superior to what I do anyhow) but its always interesting to see new ways of tackling an old problem.
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Quoting stevemchey (Reply 11):
While we are on the subject of sharpening... here is an interesting video from AdobeMax last week. They give a sneak peak of an Image Deblurring tool that may or may not make it into a future version of PS.

PS: The video itself is blurry, so the effect doesn't show perfectly. I hope to see a better video of this in the future.

Wow, that is pretty cool. Yes, would like to see a better version of the video, but it seemed like everyone was blown away.
 
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RE: New Sharpening Method In PS CS5

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:43 am

One of the very cool things is it's pressurevsensitive to the stylus on my Intuous stylus.
Works beautifully little pressure giving very light sharpening to heavy pressure giving lots.
Nice addition to the tool set.
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