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    Dvaid
    Dvaid  5169 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Jun 2012 - 12:09 PM

    When using ACR, how much sharpening do you use ?

    How much is the "right" amount ?

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    ade_mcfade
    ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014794 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jun 2012 - 12:16 PM

    ACR?

    wot's dat den ?

    dcash29
    dcash29  81906 forum posts England
    3 Jun 2012 - 12:21 PM

    None Dvaid

    Last Modified By dcash29 at 3 Jun 2012 - 12:22 PM
    Dvaid
    Dvaid  5169 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Jun 2012 - 12:24 PM

    "ACR" is "Adobe Camera Raw"

    f11digital
    f11digital  1177 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jun 2012 - 12:33 PM

    For landscape images, in ACR using PSE10, I use the following normally:

    Amount - 40
    Radius - 1.0
    Detail - 50
    Masking - 0

    I may then tweak the Noise Reduction sliders if there is a lot of sky in the image. Now I'm not saying this is the "right amount" but it works for me. The aim is to avoid over sharpening.

    John

    LesJD
    LesJD  2145 forum posts Wales
    3 Jun 2012 - 2:02 PM


    Quote: For landscape images, in ACR using PSE10, I use the following normally:

    Amount - 40
    Radius - 1.0
    Detail - 50
    Masking - 0

    I may then tweak the Noise Reduction sliders if there is a lot of sky in the image. Now I'm not saying this is the "right amount" but it works for me. The aim is to avoid over sharpening.

    John

    If there's a lot of sky ( that's where noise can usually shows up) in the image you should use some masking,especially if you're using a detail amount of 50 because using the detail slider exacerbates noise.
    Try holding down the alt/option key while moving any of the sliders and you'll get a better idea of where the effects are being applied.As for how much I think using it might be better to go with the defaults and
    then sharpen selectively at the output stage.

    puertouk
    puertouk  21068 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jun 2012 - 5:29 PM

    Hi David, I have PS CS6 and use ACW a lot with my images. I don't tend to use a lot of sharpening,
    Amount 10
    Radius 1
    Detail 50
    Masking 95

    These amounts totally depend on your image. The best thing to do David, in ACW, (Windows) keep the Alt key pressed down > left click > drag your amount slider all the way to the end, where you will see the difference in what it's doing. Then slowly pull the slider back until your image looks correct. When you press the Alt key and left click, your image will turn into B & W. Do the same with the other sharpening sliders as you did with the amount slider.

    It's the same old story, experiment until you get it right. Every image is different, but over time, you will get to know what needs to be done.
    Hope this helps, but if you need any other further assistance, drop me a line and hope I can help.

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