Photo Friday: A Sharper Image

Go from this:


to this:


Don’t know what you’re looking for? Look at the riders hands and the rocks. The lines are crisper and more defined. While it’s often subtle on the computer screen, sharpening your images is one of the best ways to ensure quality photo prints. If you want to remember your vacations and all its details, Adobe Photoshop can be a great tool to preserve your experiences.



I took this photo of Disney’s Haunted Mansion and opened it up in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Your first step is to open up the Layers tab and duplicate the layer.

(Click to enlarge)

You do this by right clicking on the background layer, choosing “Duplicate Layer” and click OK.


After that, go to “Filter” on the top menu. Go down to “Sharpen” and choose “Unsharp Mask”.


At this point you have a few choices on how to proceed. I like to set my “Amount” to 50, “Radius” to 0.5, and leave “Threshold” at 0. I generally follow the 50-0.5-0 ratio for subtle changes that appear in my prints.

Once more:


And After

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I'm Julie, I love to travel, I'm very hyper and I like to "hype" things and from that, TravelHyper was born. I'm a Missouri native and I cover St. Louis travel ideas as well as my own travels. I also like to focus on places I want to visit and budget travel ideas by creating trip plans. There's so much world out there and I hope you'll find that it's worth seeing and that vacation doesn't have to be out of reach to you.

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