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What sharpening tools do you use

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    Default What sharpening tools do you use

    Hi everyone,

    For the longest time i have been using the Unsharp mask filter in PS for sharpening. I find it to be an excellent tool.

    Although I have used the smart sharpen filter in the past, old habits die hard and i just recently started using it again and find it to be a bit better (more versatile) than the unsharp mask tool.

    What do other people use to sharpen their photos?
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    unsharp mask for me too...

    I use it on the Nikon Cature NX software.....
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    I use high pass sharpen and occasionally the unsharp mask but I most often paint in sharpness using a brush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tegan
    I use high pass sharpen and occasionally the unsharp mask but I most often paint in sharpness using a brush.

    Tegan

    Likewise; it gives more control

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    I have been using Unsharp Mask for years, and now there are a LOT more options so I purchased a a whole DVD specifically on Photoshop sharpening... and after sitting through something like six hours of instruction I can tell you that 99.9% of the time Unsharp Mask is the right tool for the job!

    Like the posters above me, I create a copy of the image, Unsharp it, then paint in the detail I want onto the original.

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