Video2Brain Photoshop Sharpening Power Workshop
TEAM iRONiSO | 2011.06.23 | 467MBGenre: eLearning
Virtually all digital images need some degree of sharpening to look their best, but its not always easy to find the right way to go about it. This workshop from leading Photoshop expert Tim Grey will dispel many myths and misunderstandings about sharpening, teach you the underlying concepts involved in sharpening, show you a wide variety of methods you can use to apply sharpening, and help you determine which technique is best for a given image. In addition to Photoshops native sharpening tools, youll learn how to make use of the options available in Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, and third party plug ins like Nik Sharpener Pro and PhotoKit Sharpener. The workshop concludes with several projects designed to help reinforce your knowledge of sharpening; you?ll see how to apply sharpening and softening to different areas of an image, apply creative sharpening to specific areas, and sharpen a black and white image.
Sharpening is a surprisingly complex subject, and this workshop takes a detailed look at the concepts, tools, and techniques involved in achieving optimal sharpness in your images. The contents of this course include:
In this chapter well explore some of the general concepts related to sharpening so youll have a better sense of what sharpening does, why it is so important, and how you can ensure the best results.
Sharpening RAW Captures
In this chapter youll learn some of the concepts and methods related to sharpening your original RAW captures. Well also look at the sharpening options available in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.
Sharpening in Photoshop
In this lesson youll learn about the various methods you can use in Photoshop to apply corrective and creative sharpening to your digital photos. These include the Unsharp Mask, Smart Sharpen, and High Pass filters.
Advanced Photoshop Sharpening
In this chapter well look at some of the more advanced tools and techniques in Photoshop for sharpening your photos, including Smart Filters, edge sharpening, and multiple pass sharpening.
Third Party Tools
In this chapter youll be introduced to some third party tools that provide additional sharpening capabilities in Photoshop: Nik Sharpener Pro, PhotoKit Sharpener, and Focal Blade.
This chapter contains several projects designed to help reinforce your knowledge of sharpening. Youll learn how to apply sharpening and softening to different areas of an image, apply creative sharpening to specific areas, and sharpen a black and white image.
The lessons are wrapped in a feature rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full Screen mode provides a hi def, immersive experience, and Watch and Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. Also included are exercise files that give you an easy way to try out the techniques you learn.