Photoshop "Unsharp Mask"/Edge Enhancement

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Danny_Tam, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. Danny_Tam

    Danny_Tam Agent

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    Hey guys,
    I've read a few FAQ's that draw a comparison between edge enhancement and the "Unsharp Mask" feature in Photoshop, which 'sharpens' the image but in reality is giving you less detail.
    If I take a somewhat blurred photo and sharpen it up slightly, am I automatically decreasing its detail? Or is only up to the point where I start seeing the ringing that quality has been compromised?
    I would appreciate it if someone could clear this up for me. [​IMG]
    Dan
     
  2. Ken Wagner

    Ken Wagner Stunt Coordinator

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    Unsharp masking is by far better than using sharpening. If a photo is too out of focus nothing will help it. I usually experiment with different settings to see it looks. Now a good monitor helps you see the results better of course. A good book on Photoshop will give you a good place to start. I've read somewhere that if you run unsharp masking twice at lower settings you sometimes get better results. Happy editing.
     

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