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01/03/2008, 12:39 PM
I was wondering if you sharpen your photos for print, and which is the best way for doing it? I did a google search and found a few ways but not sure which way gives the best natural looking results.
Thanks in advance
01/03/2008, 01:07 PM
In Photoshop I use
Amount - 80
Radius - 3
Threshold - 10
For the web I use Amount 120 mostly but sometimes I just use same for printing.
01/03/2008, 01:22 PM
I don't sharpen for print, only for web...
I'm interested to see how many photogs do sharpen for printing.
01/03/2008, 08:40 PM
I don't sharpen for print or web.
01/03/2008, 10:08 PM
Roni, I don't sharpen for print either unless printing from lightroom to my R1800 then I follow the printing options Scott Kelby recommends.
02/03/2008, 07:28 AM
I dont sharpen for print, only for web.
I know Jinky actions has a sharpen for print.. but i've never looked at it to know what settings it uses.
02/03/2008, 08:34 AM
Oh I'm confused.
I just sharpen an image in PS after editing so I am happy with it how it appears on my monitor and to my eye and how I want it to appear. Then that is what gets loaded to the web and printed. I guess I'm doing it all wrong?
Someone please explain.
02/03/2008, 03:38 PM
I do just like you Regina. However, when I sharpen I focus only on the eyes. I do not differentiate between sharpening for web or print. I sharpen for print only. There was a very good article that I read on this very topic. If I can find it (I bookmarked soooo many!) I'd post it here.
02/03/2008, 05:53 PM
for print I sharpen at
amount - 60
fir web I sharpen at
Sweet Chilli Philly
02/03/2008, 06:36 PM
All I do for sharpening for both web and print is:
amount - 60
02/03/2008, 06:58 PM
~i am Mel©~
02/03/2008, 07:46 PM
I don't sharpen for print.
02/03/2008, 08:58 PM
I dont sharpen for print either but I do for web, I use a leah action that makes it websize which sharpens and resizes.
12/03/2008, 10:16 PM
Just bumping this up - was hoping someone could help me please.
When I go to Sharpen, is it Smart Sharpen and then change the amount? The radius is already set at 1.0, but I can't find the threshold bit!!
12/03/2008, 10:19 PM
Ness - I *think* it's 'unsharp mask'
12/03/2008, 10:25 PM
Kylie, you're a darl. I am meant to be studying
and at the same time trying to be wonder woman and proof some shots for someone that I'm trying to make perfect and IT'S NOT WORKING. Grrrrrrr.
I just want to go to bed
13/03/2008, 07:23 AM
Yeah I was going to say its unsharp mask... I don't always sharpen for print or web....but if I do its generally about the same as SCF.
13/03/2008, 09:44 AM
Remember also that some cameras (including dslr's - the latest Nikons do for sure) sharpen automatically unless you turn the setting off. So some say they don't sharpen/don't need to sharpen but their camera has done it already.
Also ACR adds a basic sharpen when you open a RAW file. Another one you can adjust yourself to not sharpen.
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