Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding grain to hide artifacts, part of Enhancing iPhone Photos with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…When I tell people that Lightroom has the ability…to add grain, a lot of the time they…think that's to mimic some sort of film esthetic…or look like you know, a defracted destroyed image.…And you can do that, but I want to show you how I use it.…So here we have this admittedly very low res image off of the iPad 2.…And we're going to come over to the develop…module, and there's all sorts of things that…I could do to try to fix this up, but at the end of the day,…it's a grainy image. There's just not a lot of data there.…If we come in here to 3.1, you see there's just, there's really nothing there.…
So, what we're going to do is we're going to add some grain.…And the reason we're going to do that is, we're just…going to embrace the fact that the image is somewhat trashed.…And if I put in grain, you don't notice the artifacts as much, you don't notice…the edges or the boxes or the JPEG artifacts.…And you can play around with the size of it, play around with the roughness of it.…And then what I like to do is come…
Next, Bryan explores Lightroom and Photoshop techniques aimed at working around the iPhone camera's limitations and making mobile photos look their best: enhancing dynamic range, correcting lens distortion, reducing noise and enhancing sharpness, and much more. Plus, learn how to create HDR images and panoramas, and even lift still images from video.
- Shooting your best with metering and focus
- Importing iPhone photos into Lightroom
- Correcting lens distortion
- Adding grain to hide artifacts
- Creating a collage from multiple images
- Employing selective focus and sharpening
- Generating still images from iPhone video clips