Sharpen Edges in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    To begin, we need to have a document opened by either creating a new one or opening an existing one
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    This has been done in the video.
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    At the right-hand side, we make sure that we've selected the layer with which we will be working
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    There is only one layer in this tutorial.
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    We click "Filter" at the top
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    We move the cursor to "Sharpen"
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    There are the "Sharpen", "Sharpen Edges", and "Sharpen More" options. Those are general filters that will not let us adjust anything specifically. However, "Smart Sharpen..." and "Unsharp Mask..." let us choose more specific details, including the areas we want to sharpen, the radius size, and so on. There are other VisiHow videos on how to apply these effects.
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    We click "Sharpen Edges" to see the difference
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    The filter does not let us toggle anything, and it just automatically applies itself to the layer.
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    We zoom in to see more
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    We click "Filter", move the cursor to "Sharpen", and click "Sharpen Edges" again
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    We will see that the filter makes a very subtle difference to the image. It might be just enough to bring the image to life a little. It is not recommended to be applied if we need to do something quite specific. The filter does not allow that.
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    We click "Filter", move the cursor to "Sharpen", and click "Sharpen More"
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    We will see that the image will be sharpened more. The details in the window will change to make the image almost too sharp.
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    We click "Filter", move the cursor to "Sharpen", and click "Sharpen More" again
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    The filter will be applied twice to the image. The image will be sharper. It will be very sharp.
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    We zoom out
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    The image is not very comfortable to look at anymore.
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    If we want to go back, we just click "Step Backwards" or press the undo key combination
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That is how you apply the effect to the layer. This is a VisiHow video. We've just shown you how you can use "Sharpen Edges" and "Sharpen More" in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below. We'll do our best to get back to you.

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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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