Sky Noise

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  1. drdan

    drdan TPF Noob!

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    I edited (mostly darkened) the sky here but it increased the noise quite a bit. I already used the noise filter some but it only helped a little and much more (the way I was using it) made the the sky too blurry.

    Any suggestions on how to approach this one?

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  2. canonrebel

    canonrebel TPF Noob!

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    Drdan,
    To open up shadows in photoshop….
    1. Dupe the image
    Click [Image] on the menu bar
    Select [Duplicate] from the drop-down-dialog box
    Name the duplicated image “Mask”
    Click OK

    2. Click [Image] on the menu bar
    Click [Mode] in the d-d-d (drop-down-dialog) box and then click [Grayscale]. Click OK

    3. Click [Filter] on the menu bar
    Click [Blur] in the d-d-d box.
    Click [Gaussian Blur] in the next d-d-d box
    Move Radius slider to the right until the shadows are blurred. Click OK.
    The amount of blur determines how much of the shadow area will be opened up.

    4. Click [Image] from the menu bar
    Click [Adjustments] from the d-d-d box and select [Invert]

    5. Click on the original image to make it active

    6. Click [Select] from the menu bar
    Click [Load Selection] from the d-d-d menu box
    select “Mask” from the [Document list] in the next d-d-d box. Click OK

    7. Type CNTRL + J to make a copy layer of the background

    8. Click [Select] from the menu bar
    Click [Load Selection] from the d-d-d menu bar
    From the resulting d-d-d box, select “Mask” from the [Document list]

    9. Select [Edit] from the menu bar.
    Click [Fill] from the d-d-d box
    From the resulting d-d-d box, select 50% Gray from the [contents list]
    Set [Blending Mode] to [color dodge]
    Set [Opacity to 100%]
    Click the check box for [Preserve Transparency]
    Click OK.

    10. To open the shadows up even more from this point…
    Select [Edit] from the menu bar.
    Click [Fill] from the d-d-d box
    Click OK

    If there is more noise after this technique, it will be from re-compressing the JPG--not from the photoshop technique
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  3. drdan

    drdan TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the detailed instructions, I appreciate the time you spent on it.
     

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