Several photos with grain/noise

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dallas, May 23, 2012.

  1. Dallas

    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! I really over worked that first version.
     
    Savageduck, May 25, 2012
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  2. Dallas

    PeterN Guest

    All noise removal involves color blurring.

    Try these with PS. MAKE SURE YOU DUPLICATE THE LAYER. AS OVERDOING
    THINGS IS EASY.

    run the surface blur filter. If you overdo it, reduce layer transparency

    Go into LAB mode. create a smart object, (so you can correct the
    adjustment,) try running the de-noise or surface blur filter on just the
    lightness channel.
     
    PeterN, May 25, 2012
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    otter Guest

    Lightroom isn't quite as lightweight as you might think. It shares
    the same RAW engine as Photoshop. I own both LR3 and CS5, but I use
    LR3 much more often, simply because I like the interface better and
    can get the job done faster - about 90% of the time. For the other
    10%, it is easy to pop over to CS5 to do the work and then back.

    I suppose I really should upgrade to LR4 and CS6, but will probably
    wait for a Black Friday deal.
     
    otter, May 25, 2012
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  4. Dallas

    Savageduck Guest

    I agree LR is not lightweight at all. You might say it is a combination
    of ACR & Bridge on steroids, with the ability to bounce to any other
    editor such as PS at will. The added bonus is all work is
    non-destructive.I don't use LR as much as I should, since the
    improvements made to Bridge in CS5.

    Just to clarify, I am using CS5 and have no intention of upgrading
    until the advances offered are compelling enough. Right now they are
    not.
    I got a good LR upgrade deal via B&H, from LR2 to LR4 for $60 so I took
    it. However 95% of my work is done in CS5.

    I added the complete NIK Plugin Suite during a promotional sale. That
    includes: DFine Pro 2, Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2,
    and the least used Sharpener Pro 3.0 (I still prefer USM and "Smart
    Sharpen).
     
    Savageduck, May 25, 2012
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  5. Dallas

    otter Guest

    I admit I probably haven't given Bridge a fair trial.

    But I like to keep my work flow non-destructive as much as possible -
    to the point of using smart objects when I switch over to CS5. But,
    of course, there are some tools and filters in CS5 that can only be
    used destructively, so those steps go last.
     
    otter, May 25, 2012
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  6. Nope. Luminance noise won't be affected by colour blurring
    and thus is not treated with color blurring.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 25, 2012
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  7. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    I found a reasonable workaround in PS6. Airbrush/Mode: Lighten/12%
    pressure/ then pick a skin color on the face.

    From there you can actually paint over the dark noise with the skin
    color without affecting the parts you want to keep.

    http://tinyurl.com/7kbhv7p

    Works well on wrinkles too.
     
    Dallas, May 26, 2012
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  8. Dallas

    tony cooper Guest

    I've been using the Noiseware Community Edition stand-alone for quite
    some time. It does a good job. It's free, but there are nag screens
    offering to upgrade you. You can save, print, and use the results.


    http://www.imagenomic.com/download_nwsa.aspx
     
    tony cooper, May 26, 2012
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  9. Dallas

    otter Guest

    Sounds like a lot of work, but if you don't have an alternative I
    guess it will do.
     
    otter, May 26, 2012
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  10. Dallas

    PeterN Guest

    Yes. it works. There are many ways to accomplish a goal with PS. The
    best way is the method you are most comfortable when using. The add ons
    work well and simplify the tasks. However, many can be performed from
    within PX, without the add-on.
     
    PeterN, May 27, 2012
    #30
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    Joel Guest

    The photo looks like it should print out fine. The print is so cheap
    these days, so don't you try to print (4x6") first before messing with any
    program which may end up worse than the original.\

    And why max the ISO when the lighting condition seems fine enough for ISO
    100-200
     
    Joel, Jun 3, 2012
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  12. Dallas

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : > I had to shoot some pretty important shots on the max ISO for my camera
    : > and quite a few came out with nasty grain & noise:
    : >
    : > http://tinyurl.com/d5vmlm4
    : >
    : > I'm using Photoshop 6 to try to fix them, but Filter>Noise>Median just
    : > tends to melt the pixels into each other and turn sharp things a blob.
    : >
    : > This software looks pretty cool.. but $79 bucks is kind stiff for a
    : > utility.
    : > http://www.topazlabs.com/denoise/
    : >
    : >
    : > Someone suggested downloading the trial version of Adobe Lightroom and
    : > give it a try for
    : > 30 days.
    : >
    : > Any ideas or opinions?
    :
    : The photo looks like it should print out fine. The print is so cheap
    : these days, so don't you try to print (4x6") first before messing with any
    : program which may end up worse than the original.\
    :
    : And why max the ISO when the lighting condition seems fine enough for ISO
    : 100-200

    The scene was strongly backlit, and there's no evidence (reflections in the
    eyes, for example) that fill flash was used. Ergo, high ISO.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 14, 2012
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