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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Edge Sharpening Technique

This is a sharpening technique that doesn’t use the Unsharp Mask filter, but still leaves you with a lot of control over the sharpening, even after it’s applied. It’s ideal to use when you have an image that can really hold a lot of sharpening (a photo with a lot of edges) or one that really needs a lot of sharpening.

Step One:

Open a photo that needs edge sharpening.

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Step Two:

Duplicate the Background layer by going under the Layer menu, under New, and choosing Layer via Copy (or pressing Ctrl-J [Mac: Command-J]). This will duplicate the Background layer onto a new layer (Layer 1).

Step Three:

Go under ...

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