Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

Another photography quick tips. Now for post-processing. Everyone love sharp image. Very crisp and clear image is what many photographer want. And post-processing is the place to do such thing. Now this is the quick tips on sharpening image with High Pass on photoshop.

If you already use photoshop then you probably know that there are a lot of way to do one same thing. It’s the same as sharpening. In my experience using photoshop, I found that sharpening with High Pass work the best. And it’s easy to do.

1. Open your photo in Photoshop

Of course you have to open your photo in photoshop. You can do that by click menu File -> Open and choose your photo. Or simply drag the photo to Photoshop. Now your image show in your layer tab (on the right side).

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

2. Copy Layer

Copy layer by click Layer -> Duplicate Layer or drag your image layer to the New Layer icon (on the bottom right, next to the trash icon). Or just click ctrl+j (windows) cmd+j (mac).

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

 

3. Add High Pass

Click Filter -> Other -> High Pass. In the High Pass box choose the radius. I usually choose between 1 to 3 (Just make sure you can see the image outline) and click OK.

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

4. Add Blending Mode

Now your image all grey. No worries. Look at your Layers tab on the right side. On the left side of the word “Opacity,” there are many option of blending mode.

For the purpose of sharpening, you can choose between from the lighter sharpening, Soft Light, to more sharpening, Overlay, to the hardest, Hard Light. (I usually stick to overlay).

Quick tips on Sharpening Image with High Pass on Photoshop

5. Done

Now its finish and your image has been sharpen. Check closer to see the different and you can see how different the skin texture between before and after.

 

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