Hi, I have written a small tutorial about Smart Sharpen couple years ago, and since i still receive a lot of email requesting it, i thought it will be a good idea to reposted it here. So here's the usual technique / way that one should do to get the best out of is images 1_ Capture Sharpening is applied early in the image-editing process, and just aims to restore any sharpness that was lost in the capture process. 2_ Creative Sharpening is usually applied locally to accentuate specific features in an image-for example, we often give eyes a little extra sharpness in head shots. 3_ Output Sharpening is applied to files that have already had capture and creative sharpening applied, after they've been sized to final output resolution, and is tailored to a specific type of output process. And for the Smart Sharpen tutorial, just clikc on my name, request the file and i will send it to you. Why Smart HSarpen vs USM vs High Pass vs PK Sharpener..well because its free, its well done, and its the best way of doing a sharpen with Photoshop fast and effective without buying anything else. here's a quick example of smart vs high pass (USM would have give the same result as High Pass) *im open to all suggestion and newer technique, with example if you can would be the best.