USM radius to only one decimal?

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just bob
Oct 2, 2006
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Am I the only one who likes to set USM radius values to two decimal places?

If a web image needs hard sharpening I use 300% Amount, .3 Radius, and 0 Threshold.

And if I want subtle sharpening I use 250% Amount and .25 Radius.

But if I repeat the subtle sharpen action CS2 always rounds up the sharpening radius value from .25 to .3

It’s very annoying and I guess I’m alone so I need to find another method unless someone has another suggestion.

Thanks

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toby
Oct 3, 2006
just bob wrote:
Am I the only one who likes to set USM radius values to two decimal places?
If a web image needs hard sharpening I use 300% Amount, .3 Radius, and 0 Threshold.

And if I want subtle sharpening I use 250% Amount and .25 Radius.
But if I repeat the subtle sharpen action CS2 always rounds up the sharpening radius value from .25 to .3

It’s very annoying and I guess I’m alone so I need to find another method unless someone has another suggestion.

Don’t sweat it.

Adjusting the application % will be sufficient.

Thanks
DF
Derek Fountain
Oct 3, 2006
just bob wrote:
Am I the only one who likes to set USM radius values to two decimal places?
If a web image needs hard sharpening I use 300% Amount, .3 Radius, and 0 Threshold.

And if I want subtle sharpening I use 250% Amount and .25 Radius.
But if I repeat the subtle sharpen action CS2 always rounds up the sharpening radius value from .25 to .3

It’s very annoying and I guess I’m alone so I need to find another method unless someone has another suggestion.

I always use slightly harsher sharpening than required, then use the fader to reduce it down a bit afterwards. That fader, with preview set, is a much easier tool to use than tinkering with fractions of a percent of radius.
DT
David Thompson
Oct 3, 2006
I always sharpen with this method:
1.Create a duplicate layer
2. Apply "aggressive USM": Amount 200% – 500%, r= 0.5% of viewing resolution, i.e. ~.5 pixel for the web, ~1.5 pixel for 300 DPI ink jet printer, ~3 pixels for 600 DPI for laser printer
3a. Change blend mode to luminance and adjust opacity until I like what I see @ 100% for the web, @ 100 %, 50% and again at 25% for prints. (Photoshop’s display anti-alias tool makes any other Viewing % too "fuzzy" to judge the effect)
If 3a doesn’t provide a good solution, move on to 3b:
Duplicate the sharpened layer
Set one sharpened layer blend mode to "darken" , opacity = 60% – 80% Set the other sharpened layer blend mode to "lighter", opacity = 15% – 30% Method 3b is very powerful and allows agressive, but very subtle sharpening. Creating "sharpening layers" obviously makes for a big file, but it’s infinitely adjustable, non-destructive and the results are worth it. The method effectively yields "2 decimal control" with "1 decimal" settings Regards,
David "Routemeister" Thompson
http://home.rochester.rr.com/backroads/

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Am I the only one who likes to set USM radius values to two decimal places?

If a web image needs hard sharpening I use 300% Amount, .3 Radius, and 0 Threshold.

And if I want subtle sharpening I use 250% Amount and .25 Radius.
But if I repeat the subtle sharpen action CS2 always rounds up the sharpening radius value from .25 to .3

It’s very annoying and I guess I’m alone so I need to find another method unless someone has another suggestion.

Thanks

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