Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Articles > Digital Audio, Video > Adobe Photoshop

  • Print
  • + Share This
Like this article? We recommend

Step 12

The next job is to flatten the layers by choosing Flatten Image from the Layers palette’s flyout menu (found in the upper-right corner of the palette itself). To sharpen the photo, I choose Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. When the dialog box appears, I specify 120% for Amount, 1.0 for Radius, and 3 for Threshold (see Figure 12). These settings give a nice punchy amount of sharpening. When your subject has a lot of well-defined edges, as a car does, the image can take a lot of sharpening like this without damaging the photo. If this were a portrait, on the other hand, that probably would be too much sharpening, giving the photo little halos around the edges and looking noticeably oversharpened.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account