Photoshop CS6 Sharpen Your Images

Photoshop CS6 Sharpen Your Images

August 19, 2019 91 By Peter Engel


Hey guys, photoshop pro help here, today I’m going to be showing you how to make your images a lot sharper now takes this image right here, it looks really nice but we want it a lot sharper so to do this it is really simple all we are going to do is go and duplicate our image so CTRL + J on the keyboard or COMMAND + J if you have mac and then what we are going to do is go to FILTER – Sharpen and then UNSHARP MASK so lets just go there, there we go now as you can see it has changed a lot so if I change the preview so you might want to see this video in HD, that would probable be the best place to see this but as you can see it has made a big difference so what we can really do is play around with the settings and see what one works best with this picture so lets go and play around with the amount so I am going to keep it at 86, this should do for me, but you want to change yours because every image is totally different so we have a nice contrast on the
glasses which are a lot sharper now and her hair and the top that we actually needed but her skin is a little bit pixelated for my liking so what we are going to do is we are going to click OK and then we are going to go and zoom in as you can see her skin is a bit grainy at the moment but we are going to go sort that and how we are going to sort that is layer masks, so bottom right hand side you will see a little camera icon, click that and this attaches a layer mask on to it, so what layer mask does is when you paint over in black it will hide all the stuff and it will bring the underneath through so now that we have our original image underneath we are going to paint with a soft black brush so make sure you have black as your default colour click your brush icon on your left hand side, go up to the top and select a soft brush and all we are going to do is zoom in and we are going to make sure we are working on the masking layer and we are just going to go and paint over her skin so it stops it looking very pixelated now as you can see, it’s taking all the stuff back and it’s making her skin comeback though nice so lets just do there and just over the eyes like that and then we will just do this bit and just her neck line and then lets zoom out now if i just zoom in a tad if i take off and show you what it originally looked like so it’s a bit blurry in the start and then we have sharpened it up, so before after before and after, so as you can see you can see a lot more of her top and her glasses have come through, now this is a really quick and easy way to sharpen up your image, now not a lot of people now this but a lot of photographers use this technique so go and have fun with it and go and sharpen up your images and see what comes out and please comment, rate and subscribe and I’ll see you next time guys bye for now