Advanced Sharpening Using Adjust Sharpness

Sometimes, I’ll turn to the Adjust Sharpness control, instead of the Unsharp Mask filter, to sharpen my photos. Here’s why: (1) it does a better job of avoiding those nasty color halos, so you can apply more sharpening without damaging your photo; (2) it lets you choose different styles of sharpening; (3) it has a much larger preview window, so you can see your sharpening more accurately; (4) it has a More Refined feature that applies multiple iterations of sharpening; and (5) it’s just flat out easier to use.

Step One:

Open the photo you want to sharpen using the Adjust Sharpness control. (By the way, although most of this chapter focuses on using the Unsharp Mask filter, I only do that because it’s ...

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