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How to Avoid Sharpening Disasters When Editing Your Images

It’s easy as a newer photographer to pile on extra color, haze, and especially extra sharpening. When it comes to editing, it’s hard to know when to stop.  Often areas like hair look crispy and unnatural when sharpened too much, and even eyes and gemstones can suffer if you are heavy handed. Our best advice on how…

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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: View your images at 100% when you want to sharpen them. More is…

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Using Photoshop Actions to Bring Out Beautiful Spring Color

Using a variety of Photoshop actions and techniques can really draw out color in a landscape and enhance the spring colors.

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Preparing Digital Files in Photoshop for Print – Part 2: Strategies

Preparing Digital Files in Photoshop for Print If, after reading the post about potential risks of selling digital files to your customers, you feel pros outweigh the cons and that you it fits into your business model, you will want to minimize the risk of poor looking images. Read on to learn strategies in Photoshop…

Edge SHARPENING – info and FREE ACTION!!!

Edge SHARPENING – info and FREE ACTION!!!

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I read an excellent tutorial on sharpening today and wanted to pass it along to everyone. I usually use lab sharpening or high pass. And occasionally USM. But edge sharpening was new to me. Andrea Joki shared this as a good…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #11: USM Sharpening explained

Photoshop Tip of the Week #11: USM Sharpening explained

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Since posting about sharpening the past few weeks, a number of people have asked what the numbers for USM mean (Unsharp Mask). So this week I will explain the components to USM sharpening in simple terms. AMOUNT The “amount”controls how intense…

Photohop Tip of the Week #10: Sharpening – part 2

Photohop Tip of the Week #10: Sharpening – part 2

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This week I will explain High Pass Sharpening. This type of sharpening is hidden in Photoshop – as it is not under the Filter – Sharpen area. You will want to do this at the end of your workflow, just before…

Photohop Tip of the Week #9: Sharpening – part 1

Photohop Tip of the Week #9: Sharpening – part 1

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Digital photos often can look less sharp SOOC than a film counterpart. They can look a little soft or have a light haze. Over the next few weeks, I will explain some sharpening techniques and de-hazing/de-fogging as well. A few sharpening…

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