VIDEO: Sharpening, Contrast, Details – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

VIDEO: Sharpening, Contrast, Details – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:

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Happy Friday! I wanted to share a video I did over on the onOne blog the other day that I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from. See, everyone loves the sharpening, detail and contrast plug-ins and effects we have in our tools these days. Regardless of what program or app you’re using, there’s some kind of tonal, dynamic contrast, or clarity-like setting in it that really makes the details of an image pop, and adds a great contrast effect on most photos.

But, as with any tool, it can get overused. And I think that happens with these sometimes. So I did a quick video on adding that contrast effect to photos, but also 2 key places that it needs to be removed from. I’m using onOne’s Perfect Effects app in the video (which is my go to effect app), but the concepts could be used for any tool.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

(Via Matt Kloskowski)