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Old Apr 19, 2006, 7:50 PM   #1
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Really just getting into post processing more, and do not have a calibrated monitor. Where do you guys start your sharpening/radius/threshhold levels? I am using Elements 4, not the full blown CS2 or other Photoshop version.

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Old Apr 19, 2006, 9:04 PM   #2
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I have the photoshop cs book for digital photographers by scott kelby, and in it he tells of different levels of sharpening with different pictures. I use most, what he calls "the best all purpose sharpening" which is 85% with a radius of 1 and threshold of 4. He gives other ratings as well for use when trying to save out of focus shots, and some for soft look portraits as well as web graphics. These two pages alone were worth the $60 canadian I paid for it. The book doesn't just tell you what a feature is, it gives you exact directions on how to accomplish things, complete with values etc. Awesome book.. I use it every day!




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Old Apr 19, 2006, 10:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the lead... I'll check it out.
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I am far from an expert, but my technique is to set the level as high as it can go, then ding with the radius untill I find the point where obvious artifacts "click" into the image. Set the radius on the low side of that point. Then I back off the level until the remaining artifacts are cut way back. By clicking the preview on/off you can find the spot(s) where the artifacts are the most pronounced and concentrate on those. Haven't figured out a good way to deal with setting the threshold.

The "correct" numbers seem to depend on the size of the image and the amount of detail.

Experiment with stuff, and look at prints. If you are planning to print at a large size, do some tests with smaller (cheaper) crops of the critical area.
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Old May 9, 2006, 7:26 PM   #5
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For my 9mp S9000, 100%, .3 pix, 0 threshold for my default setting.

On my dad's FZ30, I use a little threshold because of the noise level.
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Old May 10, 2006, 12:57 AM   #6
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Many basic tips to common problems can be found here including your question on levels. http://www.jtgraphics.net/all_digital.htm
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