Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!

Sharpening in ACR


Dvaid 5 245 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 12:09PM
When using ACR, how much sharpening do you use ?

How much is the "right" amount ?

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
3 Jun 2012 12:16PM
ACR?

wot's dat den ?
dcash29 9 2.0k England
3 Jun 2012 12:21PM
None Dvaid
Dvaid 5 245 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 12:24PM
"ACR" is "Adobe Camera Raw"
f11digital 11 98 1 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 12:33PM
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 2 152 Wales
3 Jun 2012 2:02PM

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 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 5:29PM
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.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.