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Web Sharpening with Photoshop by manyk Web Sharpening with Photoshop by manyk
Here is the PDF verison of the article which was posted on DeviantArt here.

This should print fine on most printers using 8.5"x11" paper. There are 7 pages altogether.

April 27 2011 Update
I have included the action file in the zip with the pdf. There is no longer an external link for download from within the pdf.
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smsanand Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Wonderful in sharing your experience to help out others to know more about photoshop technique
sorcerer Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Just a note to say thanks...I have been using your Action for years, and too this day i still do
Orpheus038 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Thanks! I can't use your actions file in my version of PS but I will try and duplicate it in mine through your detailed PDF file. Look forward to trying it.
MindFlesh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Thanks for taking the time to make and share this with everyone.. its very much appreciated. Aloha! :heart:
IzNoGooD Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
oh :)

great :D

thanks :)
hypophotogenic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Hello, have you thought of adding the option to do some pre blur before resizing to combat moire in problematic shots?
manyk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Short answer, no. The reason is because the action is supposed to give us a sharper final web image with more perceived detail. Blurring before the resample would be 'counter-productive'.

For images that would display moire or stepping with my action, like images of venetian blinds, I would use a two-step downsample ... depending on the original pixel dimensions of the image. This is where a more trial and error approach comes to play. More user intervention is required.

Let's say the image is 3500x2300 pixels, you run my action on it and the final image shows moire or stepping that is simply unacceptable. What I would do is go back to the original "Before Manyk SRS" stage in the history palette.
Then I would resize the image to 50% [1750x1150 pixels], using bicubic interpolation, before running my action on it.
Then, run the action on the 1750x1150 pixel image.

You should notice an improvement to the moire with this process ... without losing detail. If it's not quite enough, try 2 steps of 75% resizing before running my action.
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