Several people have asked me to provide a quick tutorial on how I sharpen images for https://photrio.com. It all came about due to a great image that a user uploaded that looked unsharp. I knew having seen his work in person his image would have been tack sharp.
The problem was he didn’t know how to sharpen the image prior to uploading. I took the liberty of downloading his image and applying the technique I thought would yield the best results for that particular image. The improvement was very noticeable by those that viewed it.
The method I used is best suited to images that have distinct edges. It’s also great for portraits where you want the hair to look more natural and not all mushy.
As I mention in the video there are a number of ways to sharpen an image and each procedure has its uses but sharpening images should not be considered a one size (technique) fits all. That’s part of our craft, learning what works for a particular image and the presentation you want. One further advantage of the procedure I follow is that you can customize where the mask actually applies the sharpening.
I have to apologize to Sean the owner of Photrio.com, I kept referring to Photrio as PhotoRio. Bad Eric, bad!
So here it is I hope you can follow along, I’m not a professional voice over instructor lol. The image in the video was taken using a Panasonic G85 with 14-42 G Vario lens. The file was in RAW format.