Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Hi everyone… Rachel here this week bringing you another installment of Shoppe Tips & Tricks! This is a pretty simple tip, but it can really make a HUGE impact on your layout when saving for the web… with just a few extra steps!
Okay, let’s get straight into the tutorial…
- Once you are finished with your layout, save it in your .psd or .tiff format in Photoshop. Duplicate the file so you don’t accidentally save over the original or anything. (Name the duplicate as you wish or leave it as copy.)
- next, Flatten your image (Layer > Flatten image)
- Reduce your image size to 600 x 600 pixels at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch (Image > Image Size)
- then you will have to duplicate your flattened layer, either by selecting Duplicate Layer (right click on layers palette) or ctrl+J on a PC
- once your layer is duplicated run the High Pass filter on the layer you’ve just duplicated
- I usually use a radius of 0.3, but you can play around with it and go with what you like.
- Change the blending mode to Linear Light. I like to lower the opacity a touch most times as well.
- Flatten your image again, and you are ready to save for the web.
Here is my layout before the sharpening…
…and here it is after. See the difference!
Hopefully this little trick helps somebody!! I know there are a ton of other ways to do this, but it’s just my favorite :) Feel free to share yours by leaving a comment here on this post…we’d love to hear from you!
If you’d like to take this little step-by-step trick to the next level why not make an action out of it. Don’t know how? Beckie created a fantastic Tips and Tricks tutorial all about actions -> HERE! And if you’re after even more information on sharpening your photos, well Beckie has that covered too -> HERE!
Thanks for stopping by the Blog today! Be sure to check in tomorrow…Kylie will be sharing the new project SCRAP templates for July!