How To Create Clear and Sharp Photos Using Photoshop

It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>
It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is " How can I get more crisp and sharper photos"? And I can totally relate 'cuz when I started out, that was one of my main questions too. Imagine being able to create bright and crisp blog photos by editing in less than 1 minute. Super, right? And today, I have a tutorial to do exactly that.

In the photo below with the lemons, you can see how the lemon rinds are sharper in the right photo after applying this trick! It might be hard to notice the changes in a glance, but if you observe carefully you 'll that the photo on the right is a lot sharper and everything looks a lot distinct and crisper when compared to the left photo.

It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>
It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>

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I am using

Adobe photoshop CS6

, but don't worry if you don't have photoshop. You can download their free 30-day trial version

here

. Also you could subscribe to their Creative cloud monthly subscription service which gives you access to photoshop and many other tools for affordable prices -

here

.

How To Create Crisp and Sharp Photos Using Photoshop in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

: Open your photo in Photoshop by going to

File --> Open --> Browse

your file location. If your layers panel isn't open, locate it by opening

Windows --> Layers

(select). In your layers panel, right click on the background layer and select

Duplicate layer

. You could change name of the duplicate layer -

background copy

or leave it unchanged.

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Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 6.56.21 PM

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Step 2

 : Keep the cursor clicked on the newly created duplicate layer. From the top menu, select

Filter>> Sharpen>> Unsharp mask.

This is the secret tool we are going to use to make our photo crisp and clear.

It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>
It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>

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Step 3 

: In the unsharp mask window, play with the Amount slider to increase the sharpness of the photo. Make sure to not go overboard with very high values as it might make the photo super grainy and harsh. Find the sweet spot where the photo is sharp but not harsh and unreal.  Once you are done, hot ok and save your photo.

It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>
It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>

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 That's it, it is really a simple trick and takes less than 1 minute to perform but the effects are significantly crisp and sharper photos.

It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>
It takes less than a minute to make your photos crisp and clear using photoshop! Here is the complete tutorial in 3 easy steps. + A free photoshop cheatsheet too >>

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Also, I know many of you use Photoshop for a variety of your creative needs, so I quickly whipped up a FREE cheatsheet with all the keyboard shortcuts for you to download and use, click below right now!

These 25 Photoshop shortcuts and tricks will speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time in your blog & Business. Plus Download a FREE cheatsheet too!
These 25 Photoshop shortcuts and tricks will speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time in your blog & Business. Plus Download a FREE cheatsheet too!

What are your favorite photoshop tricks?