Howdy! Photoshop helps lovers, in last tutorial we have discussed the use of Overlay Mask for Skin retouching. Today I will do picture detailing by Unsharp Mask Smart Filter in Photoshop. For few days ago, I was thinking about this technique and finally decided to tell you about uses of Smart Filter in Photoshop. Basically, it is a new feature in the Photoshop, especially for photo editing. Through this, the image pixels remain original. There are different ways to activate the Smart Filter. Here we will see it and will make a sharp detailing image by applying Smart Filter.
The idea is simple first we will take a picture and convert into the smart filter then we will make it sharper from Filter menu. Let’s look all the steps carefully.
Image after Editing
Steps to Do Picture Detailing by Unsharp Mask Smart Filter
Step 1: Open a Girl image
In our first step, we have required an image in our Photoshop window. For this purpose go to File -> Open from the main menu or press the command Ctrl + O. An open window will appear on your front screen. Here browse your computer and pick up your require image; do click on Open button.
Here in the above picture I have selected a beautiful girl image from my computer desktop.
I know you are thinking why I have selected this image. Well, it is not a big reason but I think it will remain perfect for this purpose. But you can choose any picture at your choice no issue.
Step 2: Convert Image for Smart Filters
After opening the image in Photoshop window, convert this for Smart Filters. Keep in mind that step is important in this tutorial. So be attentive and read out is careful.
I have already said the smart filter is a new feature in Photoshop. Through this, you can save or protect original pixels of our picture. It can be used in many ways, but here we will use it for sharpening an image. You can access this feature from main menu Filter -> Convert for Smart Filters.
When you will click on this option, an alert box will open saying “To enable re-edit smart filter the selected layer will be converted into smart object”.
In below of this window, you will see a check option “Don’t show again”. Just check this and do click on OK button.
Suddenly your selected layer will be converted into a smart object. This can be identified through the little icon on the layer.
For More understanding about Smart Filter include this https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/applying-smart-filters.html.
Step 3: Make Un-Sharp Mask
The layer has converted into a smart filter, now make it sharpen. For this concern go to Filter -> Sharpen -> Unsharp Mask from Menu Bar. A new dialog box will appear. Here arrange the values as Amount 80%, Radius 2 pixels, Threshold 0 Levels.
After adjustment of all these values, the image will become more sharpen. A big different between the original and final image you will see.
Well! This was our final step, now we have learned how to use the smart filter in Photoshop just in 3 steps.
I hope you will have understood this amazing tutorial completely and will do practical work at your end.
In the end, I can say the idea was simple and we can make a sharpened image by applying the smart filter in Photoshop. All procedure is silly complex and we have learned it just in 3 steps. First of all opened an image from the computer and converted into smart filters from the top of the screen filter menu. At the end created the unsharp mask from the filter -> Sharpen menu and adjusted the values.