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    Default Re: Sharpness, Focus, and hocus pocus !

    Snoocam,
    great set of articles, Thank you! Now if someone would write and entire PP book like this , we could really learn something.
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    Default Re: Sharpness, Focus, and hocus pocus !

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoocam View Post
    Jim the simple explanation I have found for sharpening and why it is needed is @ this link.
    http://ronbigelow.com/articles/sharpen1/sharpen1.html
    All I can say is WOW, what a great set of articles.
    Thank you VERY much!

    yours Bojan

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    Default Re: Sharpness, Focus, and hocus pocus !

    I will link it one more time. I promise the technique works.

    http://www.vividlight.com/articles/3513.htm


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    Default Re: Sharpness, Focus, and hocus pocus !

    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan Volcansek View Post
    All I can say is WOW, what a great set of articles.
    Thank you VERY much!

    yours Bojan
    Bojan:

    I went back and looked at Mr. Bigelow's articles. A few things stick in my mind:

    1. Photoshop CS3 makes many of his more advanced masking and edging techniques much easier (e.g. no need to use Channel Mixer for a monochrome layer to develop the edges mask)

    2. PhotoKit Sharpen uses these or similar advanced methods, albeit with canned presets rather than the user ability to vary the settings in some cases. Bigelow's articles makes it easier to decide which PhotoKit sharpening set to employ in a given situation however.

    3. Masking sharpening effects is always a good idea, as is using smart filters when you can.

    4. Most of Bigelow's techniques seem to need Photoshop and not Elements.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Sharpness, Focus, and hocus pocus !

    Mr Bigelow has a very easy to understand and commonsense way with his explainations.Many of his PP techniques can be applied to other programs even though he is using PS.
    I am using PSP PhotoX2 and it has many of the features that PS offers, but some don't have the additional tweaks he describes.
    Just being able to understand sharpening in concise manner is half the battle alone!
    David

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    Thanks Peter!

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