Night photography, fast moving objects, low lighting and other factors can often force you to increase your camera’s ISO settings in order to obtain proper exposure and focus. Once the image is snapped, you might be deceived as there is no evident noise within the image in your camera’s preview mode. Yet, when transferred to the computer and enlarged the grainy substance becomes more apparent. Luckily there is software out there to help with high ISO noise reduction, such as our plug-in, Topaz DeNoise.

This tutorial is aimed specifically towards initial editors such as Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, which contain pre-sharpening and noise reduction. We just recommend to turn these settings off as well as black to 0 (which is automatically set at 5) before using DeNoise. Reducing the black slider allows you to see the detail within the image as it brightens it.

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In ReStyle over 1,000 carefully crafted presets have been created for your use. However, it is also possible to take your own photo into the program and create a preset from scratch that will record the most dominate colors in your image from 1-5 using advanced technology

The image shown below of the water lily showcases a nice color palette, so I decided to use it as a source photo to map the color and tone values, creating a custom style or preset to use on a later image.

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