Video tutorial: Frequency separation sharpening in Photoshop Frequency separation sharpening in Photoshop involves creating a copy of your image and then extracting all of the low frequency information from it. This leaves you with a layer of only the very fine detail from your source, which you can then blend back in, accentuating those details. If you’re not familiar with frequency separation, it refers to spatial frequencies: in effect, we’re doing the opposite to what a Gaussian Blur filter does as it progressively removes larger details from an image. While there are many ways to use frequency separation for sharpening, my own preference is to copy the contents of the high frequency information into its own mask. 01 The first thing to do is create a copy of your image and add it to a new layer (Cmd/Ctrl+Opt/Alt+Shift+E). 02 Zoom the picture to a scale that approximates the size it’s likely to be viewed at, making sure you use one of Photoshop’s fixed zoom levels, such as 50, 25 or 16.67%. Ready for web use
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