Photoshop CS5 Brush-based Sharpening

by on September 28, 2011

in Photoshop

You learn something new everyday…  At least I did when I watched the above video on Photoshop CS5‘s sharpen tool that allows you to paint-in sharpening.  I’ve used layer masks for similar results, but I’m definitely going to be trying this tip out.

[via John Nack]

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1 Steve T September 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

About time they made sharpen useful. Up to now I’ve used either High pass or Unsharp mask then ticked the history state & gone back in history before the sharpening & used the history brush to paint back the sharpening where needed.
Just checked out the lighten & burn tools they actually seem good now they have the protect tones option. Before CS5 if you painted over the same spot with lighten then darken, lighten darken etc… it very quickly became a complete mess well not anymore.

2 Adam September 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

I had created a simple action that did the same thing. But now I guess I won’t need that! :)

3 forkboy1965 September 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

Having recently purchased CS5 I can’t wait to try this out. I had often wondered, when watching others demo selective sharpening in CS products, why it seemed to be such a pain in the ass.

This looks so much simpler.

4 Titus September 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Well, a Photoshop guy said once that PS is another camera indeed…

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