Selective Sharpening in Adobe Lightroom

Selective sharpening will allow you to sharpen only those parts of an image that you want the viewers' eye to pay attention to.  Adobe Lightroom while containing a powerful sharpening toolset is unable to do this 100%.  

Photoshop users have been able to sharpen selectively for some time using layer masks but has always lacked the control and toolset that Lightroom provides.

This tutorial will walk you though how to sharpen an image selectively by creating a layer mask in Photoshop yet still retain Lightroom's sharpening tool set (detail, radius, masking) to come out with the optimal compromise.