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Pro Sharpening Actions by chain Pro Sharpening Actions by chain
Includes several sharpening techniques including the common desaturated High Pass. Versions for both for 8 and 16 bit images.
Tested in CS3, CS4 and CS5.

The sharpening (user chooses radius) is placed on a new layer, and opacity can then be adjusted to increase or decrease the strength.

Suggested starter-settings:
Sharpen for screen: 0.3-1.0 px radius.
Sharpen for press (halftone): 2 px radius.
Sharpen for print (inkjet): 2-3 px radius.
Local contrast increase: 100-250 px radius.
Larger radii usually require less strength.

Tips:
* Use a super-high radius and low opacity for local contrast enhancement.
* Also try the blending modes Overlay and Soft Light for a softer effect.
* Apply a small blur to a sharpen layer if you do not want to sharpen the smallest details.
* Use masks to limit it to areas of the image.

Update 4/9/2010:
The set now includes Smart Sharpen as well as a readme.
Default opacity changed in the actions.
Readme added.
Update 11/9/2010:
Desaturation of the sharpening now only affects saturation.
Motion Blur version removed. This is covered by the Smart Sharpen.
Default opacity corrected properly.

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Downloaded for free from chain.deviantart.com
Free for commercial use
You may edit the actions sets as much as you want
Do not redistribute (link back here instead)
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Dailiaa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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Jackie-chickienehwa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Interface Designer
tks
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arnarn-stinkfist Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
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SoulofPandora Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
thank u so much!
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oycyll5355 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Nice work!
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sinnsart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
just what i was looking for, thank you
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