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Digital photos shot at high ISO speeds often suffer from noise. And all digital photos have a slight softness due to the nature of imaging sensors. Like all imaging software, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop have features for fixing these flaws. But using these features isn't always straightforward—and incorrect use of them can make a photo look artificial and overprocessed.
In this course, join Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth exploration of the noise-reduction and sharpening features in Lightroom and Photoshop. The course begins with tips for getting the cleanest possible images when you shoot. Next, Bryan details the process of making overall noise and sharpness improvements in Lightroom. The course concludes with a look at various advanced Photoshop techniques for localized adjustments and more.
For this challenge we're going to look at fixing a low resolution noisy photo. The image I've supplied here has a lot of problems with it. Came off of a really low res device, the iPhone 3G, and naturally it's got a lot of artifacts. Your objectives are to look at it and assess the damage. See what's wrong with it. Make any necessary tonal adjustments, which tell you a lot about what you need to do next. Remove the noise and try to bring as much back in focus or sharpen as possible.
This should take you about seven minutes. Okay, I'll see you in the solution.
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