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02/25/2007 06:32:20 AM · #1
[thumb]474669[/thumb]

edited - okay I applied the process to a better exposed original, hopefully this gets a better response :-)

[thumb]474674[/thumb]

edited:

sorry I deleted the wrong file!

474707.jpg

Message edited by author 2007-02-25 08:27:10.
02/25/2007 07:00:05 AM · #2
I like the 2nd better...left comment
02/25/2007 08:30:51 AM · #3
I like the general tones ... but the sky looks pretty grainy ...
02/25/2007 09:40:38 AM · #4
pretty good. i'd say it's a bit oversharpened. the sky could use some work to get rid of the noise. and the barn could maybe be dodged a tad to bring out the highlights on the side facing the viewer.


02/25/2007 01:13:18 PM · #5
Originally posted by soup:

pretty good. i'd say it's a bit oversharpened. the sky could use some work to get rid of the noise. and the barn could maybe be dodged a tad to bring out the highlights on the side facing the viewer.


What can I do to reduce the noise in the sky? The reason it is so noisy is because I split the channels to convert to b&w and used the red channel for the sky. It had the most contrast but came with the noise. The other two channels had nothing of the clouds. That said, I have neat image and CS2. I still don't know a lot about the settings to use on either to reduce noise but either way I don't want an all over adjustment right???
02/25/2007 01:30:39 PM · #6
just bought neatimage which I think works very well. Here is the link to the mac verison -- they also have a win version.

http://www.neatimage.com/mac/index.html

02/25/2007 02:40:49 PM · #7
you could also create a mask revealing the sky, and run a gaussian blur on the masked layer. it's possible your levels and curves adjustments created the noise in the sky. if the shot was underexposed you'll have to find a way to deal with it rather than re-editing to avoid it.

you could also run neatimage on the masked layer - but you'll need to purchase the app in order to use the plugin feature - the demo runs as a standalone app and doens't allow selective adjustments. you could run the demo on the entire file - load that into PS and then drop it on top of the un-neatimaged file, and erase the areas from the neatimaged layer where the noise reduction isn't an issue - via a mask ideally.

Message edited by author 2007-02-25 14:41:33.
02/26/2007 01:12:13 AM · #8
Thank you this is a big help.

Originally posted by soup:

you could also create a mask revealing the sky, and run a gaussian blur on the masked layer. it's possible your levels and curves adjustments created the noise in the sky. if the shot was underexposed you'll have to find a way to deal with it rather than re-editing to avoid it.

you could also run neatimage on the masked layer - but you'll need to purchase the app in order to use the plugin feature - the demo runs as a standalone app and doens't allow selective adjustments. you could run the demo on the entire file - load that into PS and then drop it on top of the un-neatimaged file, and erase the areas from the neatimaged layer where the noise reduction isn't an issue - via a mask ideally.


Message edited by author 2007-02-26 01:12:41.
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