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Apply sharpen effects

The Sharpen category features the Sharpen and Sharpen luminance effects.

Apply a Sharpen effect

The Sharpen effect improves image detail and clarity by increasing the contrast near any edges in the image.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Format > Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
    • Click in the Tools sidebar or press F on your keyboard, then click Add Effect to open the Effects browser. In the Sharpen effects category, choose the Sharpen effect or search for it by its name.
  2. Customize the effect:
    • Drag the Radius slider to the right to increase the strength of the sharpening effect, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a value from 0.0 px to 100.0 px.
    • Drag the Intensity slider to the right to increase the contrast near any edge, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a value from 0% to 100%.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset all effects, click Reset at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.

Apply a Sharpen Luminance effect

The Sharpen Luminance effect increases image detail and clarity without affecting the intensity (saturation) of the colors in the image.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Format > Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen Luminance (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
    • Click in the Tools sidebar or press F on your keyboard, then click Add Effect to open the Effects browser. In the Sharpen effects category, choose the Sharpen Luminance effect or search for it by its name.
  2. Customize the effect:
    • Drag the Sharpness slider to the right to increase the strength of the sharpening effect, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a value from 0% to 200%.
    • Drag the Radius slider to the right to increase image detail near any edge, or to the left to decrease it. You can also enter a value from 0% to 2000%.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any effects.

To reset all effects, click Reset at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.

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