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Duende 

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:24 CET

Hello,

It is to know if you know a technique to correct the Over-sharpened without losing sharpness.

I use the Nik Collection filter, the pre sharpener pro: Raw (automatic detection) and then I pass the define.

Thank you.

Dennis van de Watering
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 18:02 CET

What I always do is first Dfine and then the pre-sharpener

Gerard van Oostrom 
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:23 CET

Duende, my workflow is as follows:

Open in Lightroom and apart from colours, light etc. I put the sharpness on zero.

NIK presharpener mostly 25% and minus points in the sky.

NIK define

Resize in PS or PSE, eg 1400px long side

NIK output sharpener, adaptive sharpness 25% more or less depending of the result in the picture, sharpness 100%, structure 15%, local contrast 10%, focus 10%.

Go back to LR and do some detail sharpening or other minor adjustments. check for dustspots.

Go to PS again and use the 'save for web' to store your photo.

That works fine for me,

Cheers,

Gerard

Michael Carbery 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:42 CET

When sharpening like that it will also sharpen the sky and other solid areas which can lead to noise being introduced. If you use the sharpening mask in LR you can control what is actually sharpened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PexeT3rPB7Q&t=3s

This talks about using it on a Mac, I think the key for a PC is the Alt key. You can also do this in the Adobe Camera Raw filter in Photoshop.

This post has been edited by on 19th April 2019 - 12:45

Kamil Cison 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 17:56 CET

Michael, Nik also offers masks that let you choose what you want to be sharpened.

I used to follow Angelo's Red Channel Sharpening technique (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leXkTPMTxvE) but now switched to SharpenAI by Topaz (https://topazlabs.com/sharpen-ai/).

LRCV 

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Posts: 150
Posted 19 April 2019 - 20:24 CET

@Michael clip is general, but not work this settings on aircraft picture, is to much. On Youtube existing lot clips with aviation pictures editing.

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