Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Making local edits in Lightroom, part of Noise Reduction and Sharpening in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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…For most photographers, Lightroom is where you do your global edits to the entire…image, and Photoshop is where you do your selective edits, your more precise edits.…But if you recall what I said about noise reduction,…is that it's best done in Lightroom in camera raw.…So how do you do it selectively?…So let's talk about what that looks like.…I'm going to zoom into my image here, and there's not a lot of noise in here.…But as with so many of these, if I come…over to the develop module and open up the shadows,…I see that there actually is a fair amount of noise.…
So in this case, what I would do is if there's any noise…reduction that I can do to the whole image, I would apply it.…But there's really not a lot of noise except for in the shadows.…So I would take my adjustment brush, and this is a really powerful tool.…The first thing I want to do is just turn everything off.…Double click the sliders to set them…to neutral.…I'm going to make sure this is on auto mask and I'm going to…make sure that my brush is the appropriate size, which it is.…
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.