February 2021 // The Post-Production Edition

3 Steps to Sharpen Images from Lightroom to Photoshop | Dustin Lucas

If you want to see only the Photoshop version, you can collapse the stack as well. If it’s not at the top of the stack you need to check your external editing preferences. Make sure you select this option before editing in Photoshop. (fig. 28)

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Now you have the tools to fix soft images or bring out more detail in your best shots. Hopefully these steps help you stay organized and save you time. Remember to sharpen last in your editing workflow. I always recommend input sharpening in the RAW processing program—for me, it’s Lightroom all the way. Whether I am applying a preset for global sharpness or masking in specific areas, I have a lot of control. For the heavy lifting, I can edit in Photoshop to quickly apply the high pass filter method for output sharpening. Always remember, output refers to where this is going, for example, web, print, slideshow, etc. Last but not least, details matter and you should be sharpening your images the right way.

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Dustin Lucas is a full-time photographer and educator focused on the wedding industry and the academic world. After achieving his Master of Fine Arts degree, a career opportunity opened once he began working with Evolve Edits. Through teaching photography classes and writing about photography, Dustin continues to expand his influence on art and business throughout the industry. website: evolveedits.com instagram: @evolveimaging

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