Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques


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Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques
By Bruce Fraser
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 18, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-44991-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44991-7
Pages: 304
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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It's a sad but undeniable fact of life: Whether you scan, shoot, or capture, the process of digitizing images introduces softness, and to get great-looking results, you'll need to sharpen the great majority of digital images. The softness introduced during digitizing results from the very nature of the digitizing process. To represent images digitally, we must transform them from continuous gradations of tone and color to points on a grid. In the process details gets "averaged" into the pixels, softening the overall appearance. For some types of printed output, further softness is introduced when the image pixels are converted to dots of ink or toner. As a result, just about every digital image requires sharpening. But another sad fact of digital photography is that most images are sharpened badly--either not enough, too much, or using the wrong methods--creating chunky details and harsh edges. Author, Bruce Fraser is here to teach readers all they need to know about sharpening including when to use it, why it's needed, how to use the camera's features, how to recognize an image needs sharpening, how much to use, what's bad sharpening and how to fix over sharpening. For more on Sharpening: http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/11242.html



book cover
Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques
By Bruce Fraser
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 18, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-44991-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44991-7
Pages: 304
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Preface Real World Sharpening
    Chapter 1.  What Is Sharpening?
      Emphasizing Edges
      Analog Roots
      Digital Sharpening
      Digital Noise Reduction
      Sharpening and Pixels
    Chapter 2.  Why Do We Sharpen?
      Does My Image Need Sharpening?
      Sharpening and the Monitor
      The Monitor as Guide
      Sharpening Issues
      Image Sources
      Sharpening and Image Content
      Sharpening and the Output Process
      Creative Sharpening
      One Size Does Not Fit All
    Chapter 3.  Sharpening Strategies
      Traditional Prepress Sharpening
      A Multipass Sharpening Workflow
      Creative Sharpening
      Output Sharpening
      From Theory to Practice
    Chapter 4.  Sharpening Tools and Techniques
      Sharpening Tools
      Sharpening Techniques
      Noise and Grain
      Tools and Techniques
    Chapter 5.  Putting the Tools to Work
      When Do We Sharpen?
      Evaluating the Image
      Initial Optimization
      Optimizing for Image Content
      Creative Sharpening
      Sharpening for Output
      The Power of the Workflow
    Chapter 6.  Case Studies
      Large-Format Transparency
      A 35mm Color Negative
      A Hard-Copy Scan
      A Digital JPEG Capture
      A Digital Raw Capture
      Sweating the Details
   Index