The High Pass filter in Affinity Photo appears to cause confusion. That’s a shame as it’s a very effective and useful filter to use for sharpening photographs. In this tutorial we’ll examine:
How to use the High Pass filter in Affinity Photo.
Consider why you might want to use this.
Explore different ways to control the High Pass sharpening effect.
This tutorial also includes a video demonstrating High Pass Sharpening in Affinity Photo.
In this tutorial, I’m going to explain how to sharpen a photo with the Unsharp Mask filter in Affinity Photo Desktop. I’ll cover what the different sliders do in the Unsharp Mask and how you can use these to improve your sharpening results. This means you’ll achieve much sharper photographs but also cleaner images with fewer sharpening problems.
In this article we look at mastering the Photoshop Smart Sharpen filter, answering questions like:
Why use the Smart Sharpen filter?
What do all the sharpening controls do?
Where in my workflow does Smart Sharpening fit?
If you’ve tried to use Smart Sharpening with limited success or even given up with frustration, don’t worry. It’s not as difficult as it appears at first glance. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be using the Photoshop Smart Sharpen filter like a professional.
There are lots of ways to sharpen an image in Photoshop. You’ll find some in the Filter menu but there are many other less obvious techniques to use like High Pass Sharpening. In this tutorial, we’re going to look at the Photoshop Sharpen menu to better understand the various options.
You’ll learn about:
How image sharpening works.
The menu options to ignore and why.
A simple way to use the Smart Sharpen filter.