Saturday, October 15, 2011

A YUMMY Unsharp Mask Tutorial

Ohhhh Digital Scrapbookers!  Check out this great step for your photo and digital scrapbooking needs!  Hey everyone -- Today, I'm going to show off a really EASY step to help make your photos and scrapbook pages look fantastic.

First things first - save your photo and open a copy in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  You don't want to ruin your photo and by using a copy, the original is there if you need it!  Here is a picture of the Pineapple Salsa that I made one evening this summer!  But sadly, my pinapple salsa looks a little mushy and not too yummy!  So... let's make it look a little better and sharper!

Now, up in the Menu Bar, click on Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask.

Next, the Unsharp Mask sub menu will pop up.  Move the sliders on the  Amount, Radius and Threshold until your preview image looks how you want it to appear!  To see the preview image, make sure that you have the Preview box checked.

Here is my final image.  Looks a little less mushy, and the sharpness helps differentiate between pineapple, onions and the peppers.

This can also be used on your digital scrapbook pages before you save them for the web.  Gives them a little sharpness to them!

Originally created by me for Scrap Orchard - HERE!  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Jenn (jk703)

1 comment:

  1. Jenn - thank you for this! i knew this because i used it all the time when i was a journalist for a small town newspaper - i don't know why i didn't think of it for scrapbook pages! duh!! You jogged my memory with this great tutorial! Thanks again, you made me smile!