Time for a Lightroom Coffee Break: Sharpening with the View Mask Feature

It’s Tuesday, that must mean it’s time for a Lightroom Coffee Break, from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde. It’s only one-minute long, but he shares a really great, somewhat hidden feature that is incredibly useful when it comes to sharpening:

Pretty sweet, right? 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to stop by tomorrow!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Don’t forget, I’m in Dallas, Texas next week with the final stop on my Shoot Like a Pro Tour. Hope you can come out and spend the day with me. 

Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at http://scottkelby.com

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  1. Fantastic tip! These kinds of targeted tips work so well for people like me who use LR often but only skim the surface of its functions. I like the very brief description of the problem… Less really is more!

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    • Great tip! Thank you.

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  2. Hi Scott – Sharpening crops up again when printing or exporting, etc – It would be really nice to hear when we put the should put the punch into sharpening at what stage. For example, I ALWAYS export my jpgs at the highest level of output sharpening if for the Screen, as medium seems pretty subtle; is this the best thing or should I be cranking a little extra in using the Detail panel (which always seems a very aggressive way to sharpen)?

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  3. Hey Scott,

    Opt (Mac) Alt (PC) when held down will give a B&W appearance to the photo with all Sharpening Sliders, which is quite helpful for sharpening an image. I use it all the time when doing sharpening.

    Thanks,

    Dennis

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