Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding grain to hide artifacts, part of Noise Reduction and Sharpening in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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…Light room and Camera Raw have the ability to add grain to a photo.…Now this might seem counter to everything…that we're talking about with reducing noise and…sharpening, but it has its place, and it might surprise you what its used for.…So for a lot of folks, if you come into…the develop module, and you see that there's additive grain.…Way down here in the effects.…You might think that this is a good area to replicate a film stock and…you could do that.…You could make this look like old grainy film but that's really not the intent.…The intent here is that why I have an…image that I've taken about as far as I can.…
So an image like this, I've already gotten out as much…noise as possible, there's not that much I can do with it.…So at this point, it actually helps to sort of embrace it, and one of…the ways to not think about the artifacts, are to throw in some uniform artifacts.…So, if I just throw in a little bit of grain, you…see it's actually distracting, and it kind of warms up the image.…I can play around with the size of that grain.…
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.