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Post Production Tips

How To Sharpen In Photoshop | Tuesdays With Lauri

By Lauri L. on May 28th 2013

In this week’s instalment of “Tuesdays With Lauri” we talk about sharpening! We go through the pros and cons of using the high pass, smart sharpen and unsharp mask -filters:


Technical details

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/4
Shutter: 1/80

Final photo




Photo: Lauri Laukkanen Photography
Model: Jen Brook
HMUA: Donna Graham Mua
Assistant: Richard Powazynski Photography


Lauri Laukkanen is one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Good tutorial.

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  2. Omar

    I always use the High pass to sharp images, but learned to use it with an overlay layer, instead of highlights like you do. Can you explain why you don’t use overlay or why you think highlights is better?

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