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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.
If you're a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. You can see here I've laid them out in a variety of different folders, and I've got some general files for noise and sharpening, and some specific files for smart objects, our challenges, and for shake reduction. Now, of course, feel free to use your own files as well. If you're a monthly member or annual member of Lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but again, you can certainly follow along from scratch with your own assets.
So, let's get started.
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