10 February 2011

Sharping with Unsharp Mask

 This is going to be very quick post. Yeah..I didn't  post a lot.. Thanks for noticing.

Don't ask me why it's called an unsharp mask eventhough it's function is to sharpen pictures. Please ask uncle Google for a detailed explanation of the process.

I don't really sharpen my pictures a lot. In contrast, I'll purposely decrease the sharpness of images by around 15% in either Photoshop or Lightroom. Maybe it's because I like my photos a bit soft..

Anyway, just to demonstrate the effect of the mentioned filter, here are the original and post-filter-application photo.

Original Image

Unsharp mask applied

As you can see from the above example, the filter does sharpen the image. What settings am I using? The magic numbers are Amount: 130, Radius: 1.5, Threshold 6.

Have fun unsharping your images.


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