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We're celebrating Christmas a week early with Lara's family.  So I'll be turning off posting in the classes from Monday morning to Wednesday evening next week (17th-19th) (approx Sunday evening to Wednesday morning USA time).  I look forward to seeing your photos in class for the rest of this week, and over the weekend, as usual.


Sharpening digital files for clients

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Hi Damien,

First time posting. I am half way through the print sharpening class (haven't ordered test prints yet) and of course now I want to sharpen digital files for clients as I have seen how much better they look  (yes, yes, I know I shouldn't be giving digitals)....

My question is, I have removed all the noise from this image (following your tutorials) as it was a rainy day and shot at high ISO. I have tried to bring back detail by sharpening (following your sharpening for web) but it still looks plastic.  How far can I push the sharpening or would I be better off leaving some noise in to preserve detail and not sharpen?





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Don't say "it looks plastic" until you've printed one.

Crop one to 11:15 as you'd give it to the client, then send it to a lab the way a client would.

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Hi - I found this thread (from 2016)! whilst searching how to sharpen client files for digital delivery and it looks like I don't need to sharpen them at all. Hope so as I am sending client files tonight! x


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OK  - so I DO sharpen digital files for delivery to clients.  I have resized the files to 11:15 and left the resolution field blank because I don't know what size they will get it printed.  I get that bit ...but I don't know the sharpening method.  I am working my way through your course but just looking for some advice as I can't access the bonus module until I have sent the test prints off which I can't do until next week.  

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The files you're sending to the client today will be just the same as all files you've sent to clients before.  It's not the end of the world.

The next client, however, will get amazing files.

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