Stop Using Unsharp Mask in Photoshop!

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Sternodox Junior Member • Posts: 32
Stop Using Unsharp Mask in Photoshop!
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I know it's quick and dirty ... mostly dirty. Use the High Pass filter instead. Here's how:

First duplicate your base layer. Then choose Filters -> Other -> High Pass. Give it a value of 12. Or 8. Or 17. Just put a number in there. Now merge your layers using Overlay. Isn't that great? Now adjust the opacity of the top layer to get the sharpness you want. After a bit of practice you'll find which High Pass number works best for the sharpness you need. This is a great way to salvage a not-quite-sharp-enough photo.

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