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Old 08-31-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
Howard White
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Default Fraser book on Photoshop Sharpening

Well, as there seems to be interest in new books about Photoshop...

I've just gotten Bruce Fraser's new (copyright 2007) book:
"Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2." (Peachpit Press, $39.99)

Who would have thought there was a 270+ page book about this subject, but it's very detailed and lavishly illustrated with examples, many down to the pixel level. Not easy reading, and it helps to have a loupe and some time to look at some of the images and understand before/after examples.

(Fraser notes in a disclaimer that he is responsible for a commercial Photoshop plugin for sharpening, though the book does not otherwise plug it or require its use.)

But it's opened my eyes to what one can do with the Photoshop sharpening tools and in particular how to apply unsharp masking effectively and dealing with noise.

Now I just have to start trying to use them effectively


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Old 09-02-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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I'd not heard of this book...just took a look at it at amazon.com and it looks very interesting...thanks for the heads up...

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Old 09-09-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Howard White View Post
Now I just have to start trying to use them effectively
After you have tried these techniques for awhile, please let us know what you think.
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