F.Y.I. Sharpening Tips: Even properly focused photos can benefit from a bit of subtle sharpening. the trick? Wait to sharpen until you’ve finished editing. you’ll need to complete all pixel-based corrections, such as cloning and healing, before you sharpen. however, you can still use non-destructive adjustment layers after the fact. Most importantly, don’t sharpen until after you resize. if you shrink your photo to a small size for the Web, only a hint of sharpening is likely to be in order. But if you plan on printing large, you’ll need to do a much stronger sharpening job.