How to avoid sharpening your skies

By Ian Middleton

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Have you ever used the photo sharpening tool in adobe photoshop and been frustrated because although it sharpened your mountains, or your buildings nicely, it also sharpened your sky and made it look awful as a result?

Well, there is a way to avoid this, and it’s very easy.

In Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW there is a way to select the areas you want to sharpen, and mask off the areas you don’t want to sharpen. In Photoshop you use the unsharp mask tool. But here I’m going to show you how to use the Adobe Camera RAW editor, and a feature that allows you to see exactly where you will apply the sharpening and where you wont.

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