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No sharpening.

2_Double_USM

Double pass Unsharp Mask sharpening.

4_Hybrid_HighPass

Hybrid Unsharp Mask and High Pass sharpening.

Different sharpening techniques make the world look different. A world of difference can be seen between the thin hard line of Unsharp Mask and the broad feathered line of High Pass Sharpening.

Can you choose a combination of both? Yes you can! You can choose the texture of one, the halo of another, and the line of yet another, applying them either globally or selectively. You can customize the look and feel of detail in any image or image area with astonishing precision and flexibility.

2_Double_USM

2b_Sharpen_DoublePass


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Terry White shows you how to use Camera Raw as a filter on all image file types (not just raw/DNG, TIFF, or JPEG files), and how to use the filter on images that are already open in Adobe Photoshop CC.


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In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White shows how to use Camera RAW as a Filter for a non-destructive editing workflow.

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Because it offers so many more options, digital imaging may change the way you use your tools.

For instance, I use only 3 filters - a circular polarizer, a neutral density filter, and a infrared filter.

No other filter is as useful to me as a polarizer. Polarizers remove glare making colors more saturated and reflections allowing you to reduce or remove images on the surface of reflective surfaces. No software filter can do this. I use Canon's circular polarizer. Whenever possible, I prefer to match filters to the manufacturer of the lens,

I've been experimenting with long exposures. Singh Ray makes a unique neutral density filter - the Vari-ND filter. Rotate it and you can slow reduce light between 2 and 8 stops. This eliminates the need to carry multiple filters and to stack them during exposure. It's fantastic. (As an aside, I prefer all graduated filtration to be done with software because you can control both the effect and the graduation precisely.)

For infrared imagery I use an infrared filter. It's not exactly the same as converting a camera to infrared, but it's closer than simulating IR effects with software and it's doesn't permanently change your camera. I prefer to carry as little equipment as possible, move freely, and take long walks. Because I prefer to keep my options open, many times I will shoot in full color and use software to create an IR effect. If you take both a full color and IR filtered exposure of the same subject you have many more options.

I demonstrate these kinds of techniques in all of my field workshops.

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