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How do I sharpen a photo?

By SYMONE SEVEN

Ever feel like something is missing from your photo despite taking your sweet time to edit it? I experienced that all too often so there are a couple finishing touches I put on all my photos to have that complete feeling. One of them is to sharpen the photo to give it more clarity. Let me know you one of the ways I top it off,  keep reading.

HOW TO SHARPEN A PHOTO

  1. Create a layer copy with the keyboard shortcut COMMAND  J 

  2. Zoom in for a closer look with shortcut COMMAND +

  3. Go to Photoshop’s FILTER TAB at the top of the screen

  4. Select SHARPEN from the menu, then SMART SHARPEN from the drop down menu

  5. Adjust the radius to your liking, and click on an area like the eye to  see a preview in the smart sharpen filter window. 


My tip for this is to keep your radius relatively low as going too high gives the image a cartoon look. This method is more so a finishing touch to add more detail than a correction of a blurry photo. 


Want more tips like this? Check out my other posts on symoneseven.com, my instagram @symoneseven or my self titled youtube channel.


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Nikon d7200 with 55-200mm f/3.5

Neewer RT-16 trigger 


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Neweeer monolight on a c stand

46”  octabox at 2 o'clock above her

gold reflector under her bust 


CREDITS

Photo: @symoneseven

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