photographer Clay Cook “Post-Processing: Sharpening with Blur”
1. Don’t be afraid to take risks, but never “overcook(over edit)” an image.
2. Use the Opacity slider to back off an heavy handed re-touching for a more natural look.
3. When Color Grading, step away from the edit and let it breathe. You may come back with an entirely different approach.
4. Use Dodge to bring out highlights, Burn to darken shadows and add contour.
5. Use Frequency Separation sparingly, only to blend colors and blend shadows to highlights.