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Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom, Second Edition by Jeff Schewe, Bruce Fraser

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Chapter Five. Industrial-Strength Sharpening Techniques: Using the Tools

Knowing your way around Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s sharpening tools is a good start, but learning how to actually deploy them is the key to mastering sharpening, especially if you plan to use the workflow-based approach to sharpening that we outlined in Chapter 3, “Sharpening Strategies.” Multipass sharpening must be approached with care and diligence, lest you end up with an oversharpened mess.

This chapter will break down the techniques based on the sharpening phases of capture sharpening, creative sharpening, and output sharpening. We’ll describe techniques for controlling sharpening not only while it’s being applied, ...

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