Sharpen Your Photos like a PRO (Quick Tip)
Bring out the DETAIL & SHARPEN your Photos in Photoshop LIKE A PRO (NO PLUGINS!)
Why Sharpen Your Photos?
Sharpening your Photos is a great way to bring out the detail in Photos and in your Photoshop Designs. The image will look more professional and the effects and details will stand out. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sharpen your photos in 3 easy steps to achieve a professional result. You don’t need Plugins for this!
Start the Editing!
“Size doesn’t matter” for this tip but what you need to understand is that the BIGGER YOUR PHOTO the MORE RADIUS you will use for the HIGH PASS FILTER. The SMALLER YOUR PHOTO the LESSER RADIUS you will use.
I’m going to use a photo of a model but you can use any photo you like.
With your image selected and opened in Photoshop.
Duplicate the Photo/Image (Right Click on the Background image and select duplicate layer or use CTRL+CMD J)
With the Duplicated layer selected, go to FILTER – OTHER – HIGH PASS
For this photo I’ve chosen a Radius of 2.5 (you will see slight outlines in the image against a 50% gray background).
Your layers panel should have 2 layers as shown below.
Now you need to go to the blending modes and choose between OVERLAY, HARD LIGHT or VIVID LIGHT
If the effect is too strong you can always bring down the opacity down a bit.
Final Touch Up!
Now that we have sharpened our image, I added a little more color to the image using the “Color Balance” adjustment layer. Doing so will add life to your image. Remember, only add use the color balance if you feel your image could use a little color. DON’T OVER DO IT!
YOU DON’T NEED TO USE THESE EXACT SETTINGS.
The Final Result!
This technique can be applied to any photo, however, the settings of the filters and adjustment layers may vary depending on the resolution and size of the photos you select.
Let me know in the comment section below if you enjoyed this tutorial!