Chapter 4. Sharpening and Noise Reduction

Sharpening and Noise Reduction

This chapter is all about how to pre-sharpen your photographs in Photoshop and reduce different types of image noise. Here, I will be discussing which types of images need pre-sharpening, which don’t and what are the best methods to use for camera captured or scanned image files.

In previous editions of this book I felt it necessary to go into a lot of detail about the Unsharp Mask filter and the sharpen refinement techniques that could be used to improve the smoothness of such sharpening. Now that capture sharpening is built into Camera Raw I feel that this is the best place to carry out the capture sharpening ...

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