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    Default Unsharp Mask...a few pointers are requested...

    Hello there folks,
    I wonder if any of you might contribute your opinions and tastes RE Photoshop's Unsharp Mask...
    What I'm looking for here are some all-purpose numbers for all 3 settings...your "average" settings let's say, give or take...
    Every image is different obviously, but I can't help but think there's a ballpark of USM figures here...
    Would welcome any information, and I thank you in advance...

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    Hello Jack- For resampled images prepped for say BPN at 1024 wide and 800 high and sharp to begin with, my numbers are invariably around Amount = 75-100%, Radius = 0.3 or 0.4, Threshold = 0. However, I use Smart sharpen more these days and set to Remove Lens blur, Amount = 75-100%, radius = 0.3-0.4. For large images prepped for printing, the sharpening is more heavy-handed than this.

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    Thanks John, very much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Breakfast View Post
    Hello there folks,
    I wonder if any of you might contribute your opinions and tastes RE Photoshop's Unsharp Mask...
    What I'm looking for here are some all-purpose numbers for all 3 settings...your "average" settings let's say, give or take...
    Every image is different obviously, but I can't help but think there's a ballpark of USM figures here...
    Would welcome any information, and I thank you in advance...
    Jack,
    I agree with John's post. Also see:

    Important Sharpening Information!
    http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...ng-Information!

    and the raw processing threads in workflow (we will start a new one this weekend), e.g.:

    http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...r-January-2012

    I'll also add, that depending on the image, unsharp mask levels will need to be different for different parts of the image.

    Also see this one:
    http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...Moment-In-Time

    Roger
    Last edited by Roger Clark; 02-03-2012 at 11:33 PM.

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    Roger, can't thank you enough. I'm so glad I joined this forum, by the way...

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    That is some awesome info Roger, thanks a ton!

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