October 21, 2014, 07:11:34 AM

Author Topic: Discoverd LAB color Sharpening, Never going back to traditional sharpening.  (Read 2383 times)

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http://photo.net/learn/digital-photography-workflow/advanced-photoshop-tutorials/sharpening-in-lab-color/

Fantastic Sharpening Technique! It doesn't ruin colors when sharpening! My new technique for extensive sharpening. I just had to share this.

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If you like that try this. I can show you a link to a tutorial if you are interested.

http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/photoshop-really-smart-sharpening.html?search=edge+mask&bool=and

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Thanks for sharing.  I have heard about LAB sharpening but knew very little about it.

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Used to work in LAB all the time long ago before Lightroom came out.  Also works great for noise reduction.

I believe Lightroom uses it internally for a bunch of stufff...

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If you like that try this. I can show you a link to a tutorial if you are interested.

http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/photoshop-really-smart-sharpening.html?search=edge+mask&bool=and

thats exactly how lightroom works just hold alt as you use the masking slider
LR is much much much quicker than PS
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Thanks for posting this.  Have you tested this technique against using unsharp mask on an RGB image?  If so, what were the results?

With images that have a lot of color, LAB sharpening avoids a lot of blotchyness in sharpening that normal sharpening does. I would use this with photos that have deep colors and many details.

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Gavin Hoey's tutorial explained 3 Ways to sharpen your RAW images with ACR and LR.

http://www.tipsquirrel.com/3-ways-to-sharpen-your-raw-images/

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Gavin Hoey's tutorial explained 3 Ways to sharpen your RAW images with ACR and LR.

http://www.tipsquirrel.com/3-ways-to-sharpen-your-raw-images/

I don't like how it sharpens the color detail as well, look at the extra banding in the blue next to the rock.

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