« on: March 12, 2012, 12:42:46 AM »
Thanks akiskev. I looked at the videos you provided but not following exactly what/why you tweaked in ACR. I use Aperture and PS but am an admitted novice at best. Color balance, dodging, burning, cropping, and sharpening are easy enough. But removing noise and cleaning up photos as you did in the videos is uncharted territory for me. Any recommendations for tutorials?
I use Topaz de-noise which works really well
it lets you apply different strength noise reduction to shadows and highlights as well as control
specific colour channel noise and has an option for pattern noise if you are pushing that far
the only issue i have is when i load it as a plugin to lightroom the colours go all crazy in the topaz editor
(doesnt affect the image though but its annoying i'm hoping lightroom 4 fixes this)