How to sharpen your photos – an alternative method

This article presents an alternative technique for adjusting sharpness using Photoshop, other than the existing “sharpening” filters. – Courtesy of  Inayat Ali Shah, a passionate photographer from Pakistan. Read more about him here. Introduction When we talk of sharpness it is often thought to be a solution to a poorly focused or blurred image.  But it is not: a poorly focused or blurred image will remain a poorly blurred. Actual sharpness describes the clarity of detail in a photo, and can be a valuable creative tool for emphasizing texture.  Proper photographic and post-processing technique can go a long way towards improving sharpness, although sharpness is ultimately limited by your camera equipment, image magnification and viewing distance. Two fundamental factors contribute to the perceived sharpness of an image: resolution and acutance. Acutance: Is how quickly image information transitions at an edge. High acutance results in sharp transitions and detail with clearly defined … Read more

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