The process of sharpening images is one of the most crucial processes in the postproduction pipeline. Having a wide variety of choices and approaches to take might make it challenging to comprehend precisely what it is that you are doing and why you are doing it.
This helpful lesson will demonstrate not only what it means to sharpen a picture but also how to achieve it. If you browse through the portfolios of the majority of the portrait photographers that you admire, you’ll probably notice that the majority of their work is crisp and clear.
In this video from Photoshop Training Channel, Jesus Ramirez guides us through the many different strategies that can be used to increase the sharpness of an image in Photoshop. When it comes to virtually every aspect of postproduction, moderation is the key to success, since going overboard with something may make it appear garish and false.
Be careful to pay attention to how Ramirez zeroes in on particular regions of the image that he wishes to sharpen in order to call attention to those regions while avoiding the creation of artefacts in other regions of the image.
And as always (but particularly with sharpening, I find), if you’re staring at your screen for a while, trying to get it just right, step away for five minutes and come back later; you’ll have a much better idea of how much more or less you need. [Citation needed] [Citation needed]