I’ve seen on a couple of posts the Unmask Sharpen filter used. Personally I feel that is a useless filter.
Here is a very quick, easy and effective way to sharpen your pictures. It works especially well with photos taken from your phone that look great (on your phone) but when uploaded to your computer screen just aren’t as sharp as you thought.
This should work great for bringing out details for raster engraving.
Open you picture in Photoshop.
Next, make a duplicate of your photo. It should be above the original.
Then select “Filter”, “Other”, “High Pass”
You will have the High Pass filter adjustment screen open.
You do NOT need to adjust the Radius very much. Generally between 2 and 5.
nice and simple tutorial, gj. this works in some cases, but i think you might’ve picked the worst example to show it; there’s very little difference between the two final images, though i admit that at least some of this may be due to discourse’s image compression.
one thing i would recommend: if you’re (speaking generally) going to use an image like the above and want to use the whole image (as opposed to, say, cutting the hummingbird out), i’d mask out the bird and selectively apply your sharpening and filters there. since you applied things to the whole image, you increased the noise in the soft bokeh areas quite noticeably (and if that’s a goal, there are better film grain filters to use).
is it your picture? it’s nice. i love taking pictures of birds, though i don’t do it often. my favorite is when i found this in the background of some birds at the feeder. what a derpy moment.
That’s awesome! I nabbed a photo of a trumpeter swan, just as it was taking off in flight. Its legs appeared to be all tangled up underneath its body, and it had the ultimate derp face. Didn’t find it doing a fast pass through my files, but if I come across it again, I’ll try to remember to share it here.