Quick Tip Tuesday: Print Sharpen in Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom

If you edit your images in Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom, it’s often hard to know as a newer photographer, how much editing is “too much.”  This is especially true of sharpening for print.

Our best advice on how to sharpen for print:

  1. View your images at 100% when you want to sharpen them.
  2. More is not always better when it comes to sharpening.
  3. Choose global or local print sharpening, but NOT both.  Either use a selective Photoshop action/Lightroom preset like Gem Polish from Inspire / Exact-O-Sharp in Fusion / Enlighten Sharpening Brush) OR use a global, all-over sharpening like Razor Sharp from Four Seasons / Perfect Print Sharp from Inspire / Develop Preset Sharpening in Enlighten.

Want more quick tips on sharpening?  Let us know!

For more troubleshooting tips, click HERE.

Quick Tip Tuesday sharpening




Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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