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Discover what's new in Photoshop Lightroom 5, the popular photo management, enhancement, and publishing program from Adobe. Get a sneak peek at Upright, for automatic perspective correction, and Smart Previews, for viewing large RAW images more quickly at a smaller file size, even when they are disconnected from your main catalog. Author Chris Orwig also reviews the extra flexible and precise healing and retouching tools, new Radial filter, video slideshows, and new features for expediting your workflow.
In this movie I want to highlight a new feature, which will allow you to accomplish better Color Noise Reduction with a new slider or feature which is called Smoothing. We'll be working with this photograph here which I captured last week. And with this particular photograph I captured this image in a really low-light scenario. The sun had already set. And so I had to crank up my ISO. And if we were to zoom in on this image, simply by clicking on it. One of the things that we would discover is that there is a lot of noise in color noise.
If we zoom in even further, say by going to the Navigator Panel and by clicking on the Zoom Rate maybe of three to one, what we would discover is that we have a lot of this little color noise. In order to focus in on removing the color noise, what I'm going to do is change the area that we're looking at to the background, so we can actually see and identify the color noise that we have in the photograph. Next, in the Develop module, we'll navigate to the Detail panel. Now, when we open up the Detail panel, I'm going to close the Preview there, because we're looking at it here in the center of the screen.
We'll notice that we have the ability to sharpen and also to reduce the noise. Now when it comes to Sharpening, we can increase the amount, we can reduce the detail, and this will just improve the overall image. But sometimes, what can happen, is this can also exaggerate or bring out the noise in the photograph. As I increase this to a higher level, you can see how that's happening. So, often, what we'll need to do, whether because we're sharpening the image or because we captured it with optics or lenses, which aren't very good. Or maybe with a high ISO setting, as I was doing with this photograph here.
We have some noise to deal with. But we can deal with the brightness value noise by using the Luminance Slider. That will get rid of all of the brightness noise. And you can see how I can decrease that. Next we need to get rid of all of the little color artifacts that we have in this part of the image. To do so we can increase the color amount here by bringing up the Color Slider. Now, what about the new feature. What does smoothness have to do with anything. Well if we reduce smoothness for a moment. One of the things that you'll notice here. If I have a lower color amount so that we can actually see how this works.
What you can see if we still have these little color variations throughout the photograph. Yet, if we increase the smoothness. What it's going to do is it's going to help to reduce the low frequency color noise. That's the little teeny color noise, and weird patches of color that we have in our photograph. Again, here's without the Smoothing Slider. You can see some of the strange color issues that we have. And then here's with some smoothing. Now, you always need to work with the Color Slider and the Smoothness Slider together, so these two sliders are going to work in unison.
And often, what you want to do is view your image at a one to one perspective. You won't necessarily want to zoom into three to one. Yet, for demo purposes, it's helpful to do so. Because, really, here, it's going to be kind of difficult to see the difference. Although, you should see there's little bit more of a glowing, strange color pattern in the background. As I increase the smoothness, it gets rid of it. And so that's the new feature that I want to highlight here in the Detail Panel, which allows us to reduce and diminish color noise, even more effectively, by working with the Smoothness Slider.
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