Effective Image Noise Reduction
We have all had that time when we took some pictures and they come out looking super grainy. Luckily there’s something you can do about it! Here’s the grainy image were going to start with. This was the result of underexposure and ISO1600. Not to worry, because with camera RAW you can fix it!
After artificially bumping the exposure two full stops, this is the result. Lots of noise.
So now lets open it in Photoshop! First click the triangle tab circled in step one. Next mess with the sliders. I typically find that setting the luminance, luminance detail, and luminance contrast sliders in the middle, yields a decent result.
And heres the result! You loose a little in the details on the super close cropping. But really, its hard to tell unless you do a large format print. You can also do this same process without a RAW file by clicking “Filter/Camera Raw Filer” at the top of the screen. Thanks for reading and happy Photoshopping!
PS… Heres the original picture as it came out of the camera
Ive learned with the Sony a7 line of cameras, it has so much range in its RAW format, you can pull detail from just about anything.
And the finished result. Mind. Blown.free, learn, lesson, noise, photoshop, reduction, tutorial