If you’re anything like myself, you prefer to not spend a lengthy amount of time recovering an underexposed photo, as you’re limited by time restrictions such as providing photos for a client or uploading them to social media. Because let’s face it…you probably have dozens of images to edit from your most recent vacation, photo shoot or other current event (hopefully not all underexposed, but hey…it’s better to have an underexposed photo than an overexposed one!).
Often an image will not appear noisy until you zoom in where the noise becomes much more noticeable. You might find that the shadows and darker areas contain heavier noise than the mid-tones and highlights; when the shadows are brightened the noise becomes even worse. The good news is that with Topaz DeNoise it is possible to reduce shadow noise without affecting other tonal areas and softening them up.Marqués de Riscal winery, Elciego, Image © Nichole Paschal
Unwanted objects can be the culprit of distraction and at many times, unavoidable when taking a photo. Traditionally, to remove these objects the clone stamp tool in Photoshop was the most viable option. However a new tool was introduced into Photoshop CS5 and up called Content-Aware Fill, which at many instances defeats the clone tool for it is quicker and does a better job at rendering a more natural result.
Guest post by Doug Pittman
A few years back, while watching a local newscast, one of the reporters announced an upcoming car show close to where I live. It sounded to me like the perfect opportunity to put my new camera to the test, so my plans were set for that Saturday. I must have been bitten by some sort of bug while I was there because I now rarely go more than a week without photographing or working on a car image.