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    Administrator Nick Tuason's Avatar
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    The Manny Librodo Sharpening Technique



    Guys I want to share with you Manny Librodo's Sharpening moves. He has shared this with others and has mentioned that this is his way of "paying it forward". I suggest you give it a try and you will be surpised with the quality. One caveat, there really is no one set formula for sharpening so you may want to experiment with different amounts for different images.

    Now if you have any questions about the moves and what they achieve, please ask and the photoshop experts on our forum will answer.

    So to Mr. Manny Librodo, a big thanks.

    Here it is:

    Background copy
    USM 18-40-0
    USM 150-.3-0
    Edit>Fade USM 100% in Darken Mode
    USM 150-.3-0
    Edit>Fade USM 50% in Lighten Mode
    Flatten image

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Tuason
    Here it is:

    Background copy
    USM 18-40-0
    USM 150-.3-0
    Edit>Fade USM 100% in Darken Mode
    USM 150-.3-0
    Edit>Fade USM 50% in Lighten Mode
    Flatten image
    this is all greek to me the experts should really hold some photoshop seminars for newbs like me
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    Carlo,

    I'm laughing here. A classic answer! Do you have Photoshop?

    USM stand for Unsharp Mask.

    I'll get Nino to PM you about Photoshop classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo R. Lopez
    this is all greek to me the experts should really hold some photoshop seminars for newbs like me
    i can see your reaction carlo. hehehe.

    paging nino....

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    i thought you guys were talking about canon lenses here... till levi posted (and i realized that it's photoshop afterall)

    time to fire up the program. thanks for sharing ^_^

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    Haha, I don't understand how to apply the second round of USM (after 18-40-0)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidel_mercado
    Haha, I don't understand how to apply the second round of USM (after 18-40-0)?
    Fidel,

    after you sharpen once, hit Filter<Unsharp Mask< for a second time and apply the settings as suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Tuason
    So to Mr. Manny Librodo, a big thanks.

    Here it is:

    Background copy
    USM 18-40-0
    USM 150-.3-0
    Edit>Fade USM 100% in Darken Mode
    USM 150-.3-0
    Edit>Fade USM 50% in Lighten Mode
    Flatten image
    Is this the simplest walkthrough, Nick? After 18-40-0, how do I apply next USM levels?

    edit: I read your reply to Fidel, Nick. Why not just do it the first time? 150-.3-0 right away.
    Last edited by caloy_samson; 09-11-2006 at 09:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidel_mercado
    Haha, I don't understand how to apply the second round of USM (after 18-40-0)?
    Just ok the USM then apply the filter again

    Thank you very much Manny and Nick for Sharing it
    I usually just do a high pass and softlight

    @Manny, How do you come up with those numbers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chewychua
    i thought you guys were talking about canon lenses here... till levi posted (and i realized that it's photoshop afterall)

    time to fire up the program. thanks for sharing ^_^
    i thought so, too, at first...

    USM!!! I learnt something new today...

 

 

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