Clear Up Images with Sharpen Tool

Our Sharpen tool helps make your photography crystal clear. By enhancing contrast along the edges in your image, it will undo the appearance of blurry lines and bring your pictures back into perfect focus. The Sharpen tool can be located in the Photo Editor section. 


Pro Tip: It’s best to use Sharpen at the end of your editing process, to ensure all aspects of your photos are sharpened evenly. Choose between the Standard and Smart Sharpen options based on your editing needs.

Step 1: Start with uploading an image to Photo Editor. Choose the Sharpen tool from the Edit menu on the left side of the screen.

Step 2: Select either the Smart Sharpen or the Standard option. The overall quality of each option is different.

  • The Standard option works in a more traditional manner by adding contrast to internal details.
  • The Smart Sharpen is intelligent and is able to only sharpen the major edges.

Step 3: Next, adjust the Amount using the sliding scale.


Step 4 (optional): If you only want to add a partial effect to certain parts of your image click the Erase tab to place the tool in Erase mode.  Click the Invert Selection button and then the Keep button to paint over the specific areas you only want to add the effect to. 

Step 5 (optional):  While in Erase Mode, adjust Brush Size to change the surface area you want to cover, Brush Hardness to change the definition of your tool, and Brush Strength to control the intensity. Click and drag your mouse over the desired areas to apply the effect.

Pro Tip: If you go overboard with Sharpen, you can always undo your work. While using the tool in Erase mode, select Remove and paint over the areas you want to erase the applied effect. 

Step 6: Click Apply to save your changes.

Step 7: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

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