Two common ways to sharpen images
Sharpening helps to emphasize details and make them clearer without adding something to them. This is done by sharpening the edges in the photo and making them easier to see. We will continue to introduce the Unsharp Mask filter. This mask is one of the most common ways of sharpening that can be applied to almost any photo editing software (here in Photoshop). Then we will work with ‘Smart sharpen’ in Photoshop.
Using ‘Unsharp Mask’ filter
‘Unsharp Mask’ Filter, unlike its name, will sharpen (clear) your image and will do this by enhancing the contrast on the edges of the image. You will learn how to work with this filter by following the steps below.
Step 1: Choose the photo you want to edit and hit the Ctrl + 1 (Mac: Command + 1) buttons or double-click the Zoom tool to zoom in to 100%. The photo should be at least 100% in size, so you can see how sharp is effectively and accurately.
Step 2: Click on the photo layer. Then follow this route: Filters> sharpen> unsharp mask.
In this section, you will see a small window, a preview of the photo and the changes that will be applied to it. If you think this box is small, check the Preview option to see the changes you make on the photo itself.
Step 3: There are three variables to modify: the amount, radius, and threshold. With the variable Amount, you specify how much the photo should be sharper. How long the sharpening of the edges (sharper edges) will continue to shine will be characterized by a radius. This value tells how many pixels influence around the pixels that are. So keep in mind that the higher the radius, the wider the edges will be more pronounced. Of course this is undesirable. Threshold, like a helmet, protects you from computational mistakes you may have. Increasing this will reduce the number of pixels that will be sharpened.
Step 4: Move the volume tab so that you can increase the contrast of the pixels to the point where you want, between 100 and 200. The actual amount of sharpening depends on the size and resolution of your photo, so you can change the amount of 100% Apply to most photos, but for higher-resolution photos, this value should be raised to 130% to see a significant result. Then increase your radius from 1 to 2 pixels so you can see the halo around the edges (the photographer picks up the image, something we do not really want). So the radius is returned to its original value, and the halo is created and will be faded away.
Step 5: Now that you’re familiar with the amount and radius, reduce the amount by as much as 20 to 30 percent. Use the Threshold to make the final impression. When the threshold is set to 0, all pixels will be sharper. Increasing the threshold reduces the number of pixels that sharp. Select a number from 2 to 20 and slowly increase it so that the image looks great. Then click on the preview option to view the image before and after editing. Because increasing the accuracy of some of the noises will also be re-entered into your image, Modify the composition to remove undesirable effects; then put the Blend Mode in the layer that you make changes to on the Luminosity option. This option works when you try to get rid of noise.
Before and after sharpening shown as below:
Using ‘Smart Sharpen’ filter
Another way to sharpening is ‘Smart Sharpen’. This option looks for areas that are contradictory and then perform their magic – the more contrasts, the greater the amount of sharpening. When using the Smart Accuracy window, use the Advance Radio button to control more. There are also ‘Shadow’ and ‘Highlight’ in that window, each of which enables you to sharp in specific sections of the image.
Step 1: Press the F button to go to the full-screen view and see an unobstructed image. Now you can take both shots on the photo. Go to the menu below: filter> sharpen> smart sharpen. In this window, you need to select the amount and radius to find the optimal point for you to get the best possible image.
Then select the type of shuffle. Its default mode is ‘Lens’, which is very rude. The ‘Gaussian’ mode works smoother and sharper than ever before. The ‘Motion’ mode also enables you to remove ‘blur’ elements that have been created due to camera shake or subject movement. Select the angle you want to shake up to match the direction of the motion blur and clear the blur.
Step 3: If your photo has multiple layers, select the layer containing the photo you want to split into. The Unsharp mask applies only to a layer (selected layer), even if the layers are linked or grouped. You can merge the layers before applying the masks and apply a mask over them all.
You can see sharpened image shown as below:
Tip: Sharpening a photo should be your last manipulation on the image and exactly before the photo is sent to the printer. The reason for this is that if you decide to change the contrast, this will sharpen the image too much, so if you want to sharpen the picture, do it after any change in contrast. .
You did it. You simply sharpened desired image in two different ways.