Tip for Sharpening Images
01 February 2007
Photodoto has a quick photo sharpening tip that I'm finding really useful in Gimp and surprisingly simple.
I now take these steps (optionally):
- Curves to correct exposure and color.
- Crop with fixed ratio (2:3 or 3:2) select.
- Selective Gaussian Blur to smooth ISO noise.
- Duplicate the layer.
- Unsharp Mask the new layer.
- Add a black (transparent) mask to the sharpened layer.
- Use a large brush, and paint white (opacity) onto the mask in just the lines I really want sharpened, such as the face or hands, or generally , the subject of the photo.
Am I missing any other tricks? Not that I'm saying I need to spend even more time post-processing images. Somehow, though, I am caught up on stills and video right now.
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