Tue 21-Aug-12 11:30 AM | edited Tue 21-Aug-12 12:30 PM by verdict
This was superb thread, even tho I've used CNX2 for couple years now, I still learned new things!
Now I am really curious about UnSharpMask (abbrv USM doesn't open to everyone!) and Highpass .. and differences between them. How should I use them, when and specially.. WHY!? Knowing the "best" method in different situations is key for proper postprosessing.
But I guess that in many fields, best method is that what is most familiar to you. But challenging yourself to use better methods (in terms of technology) is also important!
I may start new thread about this matter, so we can discuss this USM vs HP in proper context.
Second thing, I am really eager to start planning my workflow better! These new things that I don't fully understand (Capture Sharpening, Output Sharpening?), are important steps to plan right!
If I understood right, capture sharpening "must" done before rest of editing, right? And idea to balance the antialiasing-filter from camera? Should I remove my camera sharpening totally? I think that I must try this out, and test if it sits to my workflows.
Again, output sharpning is done to cropped, "final" image.. so you may call this to one of the very last steps to picture, before you publish it?
Third, creative sharpening is to draw focus to pictures key elements, like eyes, waterdrops, etc. that needs lot of focus and they are more likely to be center of viewers focus, you want those things to be crystal clear and razor sharp?
I'm so full of ideas currently, this is so motivating! Thank you guys.