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Sharpening help needed

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  • Tom Murray

    All I can add is the sharpening under Develop doesn't seem to do much.

    The choices and effectivness of the Sharpen filter  under Effects are much better.

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  • Kevin Pinkerton

    Tom,

    Hopefully someone who uses this and understands it will post. I watched a training video (go and search ON1 videos on sharpening) and if I remember correctly, the sharpening in Develop is inverse of what the sharpening in Effects is. That is all I remember. LOL, but I have not found much use for it in Develop. 

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  • Tom Murray

    BTW Kevin, how did you get a custom avatar?

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  • Kevin Pinkerton

    Tom,

    Somewhere I saw instructions... But fortunately I bookmarked it!!! Go here, create an account, and upload some images.

    https://en.gravatar.com/

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  • Peter Pfeiffer

    Larry,

    For the majority of my images I first use sharpening in the Develop module starting at the bottom. While holding the ALT key down I move the color slider evaluating color noise, then hold the ALT key down and move the detail slider, repeat for luminance, finally adjust the sharpening - hold the ALT key down and move slider, then adjust the mask so only the edges are highlighted in white.

    Once finished in develop I generally apply dynamic contrast in the effects module using a luminosity mask. I I think there's still more sharpening that will make area pop I use local adjustments and add structure to selected areas.

     

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  • Kevin Pinkerton

    Thanks for the tips Peter !

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  • Kevin Pinkerton

    Peter,

    Could you explain what you mean by "then adjust the mask so only the edges are highlighted in white."? Are you referring to how you find the sweet spot on the Sharpening slider in Details in Develop?

    Thank you,

    Kevin

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  • Peter Pfeiffer

    Kevin,

    I'll try ... After working my way up from the bottom and now on sharpening I hold the ALT key down zoomed into 100% with an area chosen showing both what is to be sharpened and that what is not. I move the top slider until I notice artifacts in the area not to be sharpened and stop. Still holding down the ALT key I move the lower slider until most everything but edges is black.

    There are times that the above completely fails for me so I revert to dynamic contrast in effects and structure locally.

    ps - I appreciated your post about speed so I removed all my catalogue folders and giving it a try.

    Pete

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  • Kevin Pinkerton

    Thanks Peter. I got that finally. I had to pull up the control, edit a photo that would respond. That's when I saw the threshold slider under Sharpening and realized that was the lower slider. Excellent! Now I have a new tool in my toolbox !

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  • Gus Panella

    I appreciate the pointers, too.  Thanks!

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  • Larry Wing

    Thanks all for your suggestions. Very helpful.

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