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Best settings for Unsharp mask

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spikechiquet, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I have been messing with the amount, radius and threshold for weeks now and haven't found a good set...

    is there a standard that you feel works best. I was using 75%, 17.1, 21...but it comes off "comic booky" is the best way to say...

    to those that use Photoshop for sharpening...any help on this wonderful Thursday night?
     
  2. I don't tone my own photos anymore, but 150, 1.3, 3 is what I did.
     
  3. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    For newsprint & Web, I start here: 200 %, 1.0, 1.0 -- I dial back the percentage to a lower number if it looks too noisy ... I rarely mess with the other numbers unless I'm making a glossy print. Then I use a totally different method to sharpen...
     
  4. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll mess around and see what I get
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Word.
     
  6. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Same as my shop's "universal photo desk" settings. And I dial back from the 200% too.
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm so pissed at one of our professional photographers dudes with a camera who work at our paper that I'll just throw on whatever he throws in our lap, unfocusedness, poor shot selection and all.
     
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