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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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The Next Step

If you felt like you were drowning in details in this chapter, try a few of the techniques; then come back and read it again, and things will start to gel. It may take you a while to become truly comfortable with sharpening images, but it’s well worth the time because you can transform flat and lifeless images into ones that are lively and ready to pop off the page. Now, here’s one more very important piece of sharpening advice before we head to the next chapter: Oversharpened images never look good, so if you’re ever unsure of how much sharpening to apply, err on the side of conservatism.

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