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Cinematic Sharpening – Photoshop Video Tutorial


Cinematic Sharpening Photoshop Video TutorialEveryone has their little ‘go-to’ tricks in a workflow, and this one has been a firm favourite of mine for a couple of years now. It’s a nice simple technique for adding a touch of severity and ‘drama’ to a piece, when you’ve finished up – and want to share online or send to the client / print. High Pass Filter and Unsharp Mask are the players in this one, head on to the video to get the lowdown:

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This was recorded in the new audio environment Ive been working on (like.. forever!). Let me know what you think, and tell your friends – if these videos get a good response, I’ll do lots more.

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13 Responses to “Cinematic Sharpening – Photoshop Video Tutorial”

  1. Caro says:

    That’s exactly how I finish some of my pieces, that need a final punch to it.
    Very well explained and the audio sounds perfect!

    Keep the tutorials coming. I always learn something new (btw, I never knew this awesome shortcut to create a merged layeron top, without duplicating the entire layer set and merge it by hand)


  2. Kiren says:

    I was merging the wrong way the whole time, thanks for the tip, bud!

  3. Jay says:

    Awesome to see that you use this technique as well! I always do an unsharp mask, but I haven’t done the highpass before. Thanks for the tip!

  4. MililaniMak says:

    Yes, more of these, brah. I always use the high-pass technique, but never thought about coupling it w/unsharp mask. Your videos are always spot-on, and I’d love to see more of ‘em.

    Mahalos! Mak

  5. MinimalTango says:

    ….more helpfull stuff please! :-)))) cheeeers

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  7. Album Cover says:

    Cool, am going to try this.

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