2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2018 11:09 PM by F. McLion

    Sharpening settings

    StanWelks Level 1

      1. After editing a photo and applying sharpening, if I decide to go back and make some further changes to the image, should I undo the sharpening first and then after the editing sharpen it?

       

      2. Are there any general sharpening setting guidelines for working with portraits?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Sharpening settings
          JohanEl54 Adobe Community Professional

          No, you don't have to undo them. Lightroom is a parametric editor, which means that all your edits are written in the catalog. Only when they are needed, such as when you export an image, those edits will be applied and always in a particular order that Adobe feels is best. So the order in which you make edits is irrelevant.

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          • 2. Re: Sharpening settings
            F. McLion Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            2. Are there any general sharpening setting guidelines for working with portraits?

             

            As a basic rule for portraits I'd suggest to set Details rather low (i.e.10) and Masking rather high (i.e. 70) - however, that heavily depends on your shot.

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