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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 Six. Putting the Tools to Work: Building a Sharpening Workflow—Efficiently

In the last couple of chapters, we covered a large body of sharpening and noise-reduction tools and techniques. In this chapter, we’ll show you how to combine them to make a complete but efficient sharpening workflow. The primary goal of the sharpening workflow is, of course, optimally sharpened images, but other benefits accrue too:

  • Images that have been optimized for source and content become “use-neutral” master images that can easily be repurposed for multiple outputs.

  • Much of the workflow can be automated (the creative localized sharpening application cannot). An automated sharpening workflow can help you make hundreds of images good, so that you can reserve ...

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