how to imitate "smart sharpening" of PSCS2 in CS?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by m_., Jul 7, 2006.

  1. m_.

    m_.

    is there any such thing? if so, how exactly one should do?
     
  2. Buy FocusMagic.
     
  3. This MIGHT work:

    Sharpen a layer to the degree you want for you highlights.

    Sharpen a layer to the degree you want for you mids.

    Sharpen a layer to the degree you want for you shadows.

    Use the 'blending' in each layer to properly/decently combine the 3 layers.

    Definitely not as good, but it was sort of how I did it before CS2.

    Shawn
     
  4. Try 'Resize magic' http://www.fsoft.it/imaging/en/default.htm
     
  5. Also, Detail Enhancer in Optipix. Free trial version downloadable from www.reindeergraphics.com.

    But, if you already have CS, why not upgrade to CS2- it's worth it...
     
  6. Before CS2 I used the following sharpening proceedure:

    1. Convert the image type to 'Lab Color' in Image/Mode/Lab Color

    2. In Channels select 'Lightness', i.e. the b/w part of the image.

    3. In Filters/Sharpen/Unsharp select the amount of sharpening you think is OK (not too much).

    4. Reselect the image mode you had been using (Note the colour will be reinstated).

    I don't know if this is how 'Smart Sharpen' works but this method certainly did a good job for me.
     
  7. Smart sharpen is a deconvolver, and there's really no way to imitate it by merely adjusting local contrast.
     

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