If you have created a layer for selective sharpening in the Layers tool, you can quickly switch between that and global sharpening. Simply select the background layer for global sharpening or create a new filled layer and apply the sharpening to that instead. For extra flexibility, when using the adjustment layers, you can slightly over-sharpen as an option, then adjust the opacity of the layer if necessary.
- For local sharpening, go the Layers tool and select the layer used to apply localized sharpening. A small brush icon next to the Sharpening tool’s name is displayed in the title bar.
- For global sharpening, select Background or click on the Create New Layer button, the (+) icon, in the bar, select New Filled Layer and apply or adjust sharpening.
- If either adjustment layer was over-sharpened as an option, adjust the Opacity slider to fade the effect.