Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video The Reduce Noise filter in Photoshop, part of Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop.
…Earlier in the course we saw the noise reduction capabilities available in…the Camera Raw dialogue.…If you're starting with a raw file, then ideally noise reduction should be…addressed as part of your initial processing of the image.…But, if you're working on another type of file, or you just want to explore some…additional options, Photoshop does have a filter for noise reduction.…Of course, this raises the question, is it any better than what you can do in…Camera Raw, which can also be applied as a filter in Photoshop?…Well, let's check that out.…Now, so that we can compare apples to applies, or in this case, Irish dancers to…Irish dancers, I'm going to use the same file as I did earlier in the class.…
The first thing I'll do is clear out any settings that may be applied to it,…so that we can open up an unadjusted version into Photoshop.…I'll just right-click on the image here in Bridge, and…I'll go down to Develop Settings > Camera Raw Defaults.…Next, to bypass the Camera Raw dialogue and…take the image straight into Photoshop, I'm going to Shift+double-click on…
In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan explores a range of post-processing techniques aimed at expanding your creative options for night and low-light photography—and even "shooting" stars. He'll begin in Camera Raw for general enhancements (white balance, tonal and contrast adjustments, and noise reduction) and then turn to Photoshop to capitalize on its Merge to HDR feature, which can create spectacular high-dynamic-range images. Last, he includes techniques specifically for star photography: stacking layers to create star trails, removing and replacing blurry stars, and using luminosity masks on photos of the Milky Way.
- Using neutral guides to set white balance
- Applying lens profile corrections
- Reducing noise
- Working with 16-bit and 32-bit HDR images
- Stacking layers and combining exposures
- Improving star photography