I would like to share some tip that I discovered working in Photoshop during making Video Copilot Banner. It gave me batter look and mood of banner and also increase quality as riddance of graphic too. It was more clean and all elements were better consisted together. Working with another one posted in this tread. I noticed that I can improve a quality by adding a little sharpness for finished version of banner.
What I did I made a copy of layer (short key ctrl + J) and turned it to Smart Filter. Smart Filter helps you precisely adjust amount of effect of filter that you applied to your graphic without doing this same again by deleting and creating layers. Smart Filters appear in the Layers panel below the Smart Object layer to which they are applied. Because you can adjust, remove, or hide Smart Filters, they are nondestructive. You can get more information from Photoshop Online Support. Next step is just applying sharpening filter Filter/Sharpen/Sharpen More and adjusting opacity for better consisting both layer. We don’t want to be sharpness too strong. If the effect is too hard in some parts of picture I also using Mask and Soft Brushes for better and precises adjusting. That’s all. You can also try others sharpen filters, something one will be better than others. It depends on your project.
I thinks it’s very settle effect but improve quality of your designing. Everything is more clear. We removed this washed and blurred effects that was not very good. I think many people forgetters about sharpening and leaves graphics blurred and not sharp and strong clear. I think with this kind of effect it looks more filmy.
Here below you can see the difference between banners.