Whenever you are about to begin the editing process of any photograph, it is helpful to have in mind a few simple things to consider asking yourself. What is wrong with this image is usually the question we suggest to our clients in the Mentoring Program. The answer to such a question can be answered with 4 options, Exposure, Color, Creative or All of the Above. Creative adjustments are things like removing unwanted items in a photo or adding textures for example. But there is one creative adjustment in particular that is most important and for that reason also most popular, that is sharpening an image.
When it comes to sharpening a photograph you have options depending on the software you are using. Here at Photonerds University, that comes down to Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop. For many users, Adobe Lightroom is their weapon of choice. If you are one of these people, you may find that sharpening in Lightroom is not always adequate enough for the look and feel you are going for. You might typically find that either the sharpening tools add a weird, unpleasant effect to an image or it simply just isn’t enough in the way of how much sharpening may or may not be applied.
Today we are going to show you a technique that is not only easy to apply but also highly effective when used properly. It is Sharpening with a High Pass Filter inside of Adobe Photoshop.