Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing digital noise, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…When you're adjusting a photo like this,…you don't want to forget noise reduction and sharpening.…Both are really important.…Unfortunately, sometimes you'll forget because you can't see digital noise in…an image or evaluate how sharp an image is unless you're zoomed into one to one view.…So the first thing i'm going to do here,…is open the column on the left, by clicking it,…and then at the top of the navigator panel, i'm going to check my view.…So right now, i'm at fit on screen view.…If I want to go to one to one view, I can either click one to one here or…it's usually easier to just click once in the photo.…
And that normally will take you to one to one view.…However, if you have changed this menu, for example,…you've chosen two to one view here, then each time you click on the image,…it's going to toggle between fit on screen and two to one.…So, if you want to get back to one to one, you just click one to one here, and…now every time I click, I'm toggling between fit and one to one.…So, now that I'm at one to one view, I can evaluate the digital noise in the image.…
In this course, Jan Kabili details a collection of straightforward techniques for making urban landscapes look their best. Jan begins in Lightroom: optimizing exposure, fixing distortion problems, and making selective tonality adjustments. She also reduces noise, sharpens the photo, and shares her favorite techniques for painting with light. The course concludes with a dip into Photoshop, where Jan makes some final refinements before returning to Lightroom for output.
- Optimizing tone and color
- Sharpening and reducing noise
- Fixing perspective
- Painting with light
- Finishing the photo