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Need help removing "noise" . . .

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:31 PM
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Need help removing "noise" . . .

Hello out there,

Is there any way to remove the dark spots on the surface of the water in this shot? It's mostly in the middle ground (not so much up front or in the distance).

http://www.stoeker.com/joel/images/water.jpg

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:24 PM
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Re: Need help removing "noise" . . .

Looks like a D&B job...
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:37 PM
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Re: Need help removing "noise" . . .

I tired Surface Blur and it reduced the noise to the extent where D&B can then be possible without spending days on it. But the image is not as sharp anymore. Sorry if this does not help... At least you'll know what not to do
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:45 PM
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Re: Need help removing "noise" . . .

Thanks for the replies. I think I have to agree . . . the time required is not really justified . I guess I was hoping for some sort of whiz bang trick that I don't know about . . . I should know better!
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:24 AM
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Re: Need help removing "noise" . . .

If it is a texture layer... would a gradient mask work for it? (just hide the top and center where the bad stuff is..)
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:17 AM
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Re: Need help removing "noise" . . .

I put it into LAB mode, selected the lightness channel and used dust/scratches with a very light setting.. then used smart sharpen to bring back some of the contrast of the water. Reduced it quite a bit without losing too much detail.. but it's still not great.

I'd agree the time required to do this one right probably isn't worth it.

Kyle
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