Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Changing picture resolution down Sharpen Filter helpful again

This technique is very helpful for another one situation. If you are working with big resolution picture which has a lot of description (for example maps, fonts), details and you will have to decreasing resolution to less picture. Maybe for posting in web the details, descriptions as types will be blurred and washed because of removing some pixels from picture during changing image size down. Than you can apply sharpen filter for recovering those details from your art work. I tried this when I was working for APO, designing the map for their online game. I posted it below.

Whiteout sharpness the map looks bad and names of location weren't readable. It was very noticeable from closed distance after zoomed image in.

Photoshop Sharpen Filter Tip

I would like to share some tip that I discovered working in Photoshop during making Video Copilot Banner. It gave me batter look and mood of banner and also increase quality as riddance of graphic too. It was more clean and all elements were better consisted together. Working with another one posted in this tread. I noticed that I can improve a quality by adding a little sharpness for finished version of banner.

What I did I made a copy of layer (short key ctrl + J) and turned it to Smart Filter. Smart Filter helps you precisely adjust amount of effect of filter that you applied to your graphic without doing this same again by deleting and creating layers. Smart Filters appear in the Layers panel below the Smart Object layer to which they are applied. Because you can adjust, remove, or hide Smart Filters, they are nondestructive. You can get more information from Photoshop Online Support. Next step is just applying sharpening filter Filter/Sharpen/Sharpen More and adjusting opacity for better consisting both layer. We don’t want to be sharpness too strong. If the effect is too hard in some parts of picture I also using Mask and Soft Brushes for better and precises adjusting. That’s all. You can also try others sharpen filters, something one will be better than others. It depends on your project.

I thinks it’s very settle effect but improve quality of your designing. Everything is more clear. We removed this washed and blurred effects that was not very good. I think many people forgetters about sharpening and leaves graphics blurred and not sharp and strong clear. I think with this kind of effect it looks more filmy.

Here below you can see the difference between banners.

On the left without sharpness filter, on the left after applying Sharpen More filter. I think it doesn't need any additional comment.

In conclusion I enquire you for using this kind of technique for improving quality and clearness your art works. If you need more information or have some answers don’t hesitate to email me.