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Old 12-06-2009, 01:51 PM
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Removing noise and stuff

This should be an easy image to fix as there is very little damage. But oh, the noise! Stop the noise! lol

What would be the proper workflow to fix this up for printing?

Thanks for any guidance in advance
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:54 PM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Guess you need to see the photo ;-)
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:02 PM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Brad, one pass with a good noise filter like Noiseware will get rid of the noise which is mostly color noise and some luminance noise.
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:15 PM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

try this:
duplicate layer
gaussian blur
layer in colour mode
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:08 PM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

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Brad, one pass with a good noise filter like Noiseware will get rid of the noise which is mostly color noise and some luminance noise.
Regards, Murray
I have tried the Topaz Denoize and while I can get rid of most of the noise the photo ends up so blurry and pixelated that it looks even worse. Probably user error on my part.

Downloaded the Noiseware trial to see if that was better and installed it but its no where to be found in Photoshop? Not compatible with 64 bit maybe?
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:19 PM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Try to apply it selectively.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:02 PM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Brad, after you did the installation, you need to close PS and restart the application in order for the it to show up in your Filter Menu. Do you do so? If you can not get it woring with CS4 do you still have an earlier version of PS installed on your computer?
The attachment below has had one pass of Noiseware at the default setting.
BTW, the image is underexposed and the shadows are completely plugged (his suit color is 0). You might do well to get a better scan if possible.
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:27 AM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Two passes of Ximagic Denoiser. First Wavelet in soft mode on color channels only then one pass in NLMeans at default settings on all channels plus a bit of blur tool and HSL correction. Google for it and download it, it is free and make sure to look at the examples/tutorials on the website, you can recover stuff that is way worst than that with this filter.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:34 AM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Sorry for the unrelated question as I'm a newbie - but how does one post a new thread?
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:51 AM
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Re: Removing noise and stuff

Smiles, go to RP's home page and in the top left corner of the screen click on Forums. Then select the appropriate forum for your posting and click on it. When the main page of that forum comes up, there will be a button near the top of the page that is called New Thread.
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