How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

Hello and welcome to the sharpening tutorial for Adobe Photoshop! In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to sharpen your images with a high pass radius filter. Follow along with this step by step tutorial and be sure to check out the video below. The video will provide you with simple and easy instructions (Bonus included: How to “blend” in the sharpening effect using layer masks.) Take your photos to the next level with high pass radius filters for Photoshop!

Step 1. Duplicate Layer

Duplicate your image (background layer) using keyboard shortcuts CMD + J (Mac) or Control + J (PC). Now you should have a new layer sitting above your original image.

How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

Step 2. Desaturate Layer

Desaturate your new layer using keyboard shortcuts CMD + Shift + Click (Mac) or Control + Shift + Click (PC). Your new layer should now be desaturated “Black and White.”

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Step 3. Blend Mode

Go to the blend mode drop down menu and select: Overlay.

How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

Step 4. High Pass Radius

Select the high pass radius filter, go to the top menu: Filter > Other > High Pass. 

How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

Step 5. Select Radius

Adjust the radius slider until you’ve reached the desired sharpening effect. Click the preview box to show your adjustments in real time.

How to Sharpen Images with a High Pass Filter in Photoshop

Step 6. You’re Done!

That completes this tutorial on sharpening with a high pass radius filter in Photoshop!

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