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Topaz DeNoise 6 - How to Be a Noise Reduction Ninja

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In this tutorial, I will show you a very effective workflow for reducing the noise in your images using Topaz DeNoise 6. Topaz Labs have released the latest version of their noise reduction software recently. And while they did not update the core noise reduction functionality over the previous version, it is still one of the best if not the best noise reduction software out there.

How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

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Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply noise reduction first, the image gets very soft and loses all the details that you may want to sharpen. It takes a few Photoshop tricks to get around this problem. In the video below, a photographer by the name Gabriel F shares a very interesting technique. He sharpens a really noisy image by extracting the details (including the edges to be sharpened) into a separate layer. Then he reduces the noise on that details layer and sharpens it subsequently. When he overlays this layer on the image, the noise is untouched while the edges are sharpened.

HDR Cookbook - The Making of "The Green Room - Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)"

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This video shows the entire post-processing work starting…

HDR Cookbook - The Three Rules of Noise Reduction

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One of the main problems of any HDR workflow that involves tone-mapping…

HDR Cookbook - The Making of "The Boat - Ko Panyi, Thailand (HDR)"

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View the final result: The Boat - Ko Panyi, Thailand (HDR) Remarks This…

HDR Cookbook - Noise Reduction Basics

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HDR processing is renowned for producing a lot of noise due to…