Fuji XE-1 post processing

Started Jul 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Al Valentino Senior Member • Posts: 5,017
Re: Capture 1

ChicagoRob wrote:

Al Valentino wrote:

In other words, sharpening is always my last step after resized. If you do your serious sharpening on a large version and then resize it is not as good Since you have added contrast to edges that then get modified. That is how I have been doing this for many years, sharpen last, remove noise first.

This is the correct methodology. There can be huge differences for radius/amount settings, depending on whether the file is for print or web use. I tend to apply all of my sharpening after conversion, since the choices are much more diversified, whether it be standard unsharp mask, high-pass sharpening(my favorite), luminosity sharpening, etc. These are great tools, especially when combined with layer-masking.


Layer masking!!! Yes! I often sharpen on a duplicate layer and then mask As needed. No point adding sharpening or contrast or even noise to an area that is best left smooth, like background of subject. Flowers captured with a macro lens is a good example of needing only selective sharpening.

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