How To Make Your Photos Look Great Online

In this excellent video the folks at Phlearn walk you through the process of using photoshop specifically for the purpose of making your photos look great on the web.

The good part starts at ~4m55s in this video...

The main learnings here are to do your sizing first and then sharpen after and to always duplicate your photos before resizing. Never work on the originals...

New Layer
Image Apply Image (merged layer)
Right click on the new layer
Duplicate layer
New document
Image, Image size (display size)
Sharpen (at display size)
Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask (before export right at the end)
Threshold 0
Radius (start at zero up arrow until it looks bad)
Same for Amount
Now save it out
File, export, save for web
CONVERT TO SRGB (key! this is the color space that browsers use)
Hit save
Thats all you gotta do!

Video by phlearn.

Learn more about Photoshop.
More photography videos.
Start learning photography today!