Working with the Sharpen Quick Brush Controls

You use the Sharpen Quick Brush adjustment to fine-tune the details in the area of the image the adjustment is brushed on.

Figure. Image before and after a Sharpen Quick Brush adjustment.
To brush the Sharpen adjustment on an image
  1. Select an image.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Sharpen from the Adjustments pop-up menu.

    • In the tool strip, choose Sharpen from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon).

    The Sharpen Brush HUD appears, and the Sharpen adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.

  3. Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Sharpen Brush HUD.

    For more information about the controls in the Brush HUD, see Controls in the Brush HUD. For more information about applying brush strokes to an image, see Working with Brushes.

  4. Brush the adjustment on the area of the image that you want to sharpen.

The visual details are sharpened in the area of the image where the Sharpen Quick Brush adjustment is applied.

To modify the Sharpen adjustment after it has been applied to an image
  1. Select an image with the Sharpen adjustment applied to it.

  2. In the Sharpen area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, modify the Sharpen adjustment by specifying the amount of the adjustment you want to apply to the image using the Amount slider and value slider.

    Figure. Controls in the Sharpen area of the Adjustments inspector.

The previously applied Sharpen adjustment is modified.