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« on: June 04, 2011, 09:40 »
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 09:47 »
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Noise, noise, noise.
Did you apply sharpening?

« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 09:48 »
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That's an easy enough shot to cut out the sign and drop in your own background.  I agree...way too much noise.

« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 10:19 »
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Noise, noise, noise.
Did you apply sharpening?

No, I'm doing no additional sharpening at all

Microbius

« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 10:22 »
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is it a jpeg compression problem? are you saving the file at maximum quality?

« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 10:25 »
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is it a jpeg compression problem? are you saving the file at maximum quality?

In Photoshop I'm saving with quality 12

« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 10:30 »
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Help!!!!   What am I doing wrong, why am I getting so much noise? 

Canon T1i, 18-55mm lens

I'm doing no sharpening, no noise reduction.

I'm importing the files, open in Bridge, move to Camera Raw, open in Photoshop, reduce size and save to jpg with quality 12
 :(

« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 10:38 »
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Could a bad Polarizing filer cause this?

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 10:50 »
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Somewhere in your workflow you have settings or are making adjustments that are causing the problems. Recheck all of your settings from start to finish and you'll probably find something is cranked up too high.

« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 11:01 »
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Ok so let me ask.

Is the noise in #1, #2 or both

#1
http://www.ltsw.com/public/_MG_3446.jpg

#2
http://www.ltsw.com/public/_MG_3447.jpg

So are we seeing noise in these 2??
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 13:13 by webbing »

« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 11:11 »
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ISO at 100 I hope . . . . . . .

« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2011, 11:13 »
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ISO at 100 I hope . . . . . . .

It is

« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2011, 11:19 »
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If you look at the Sign image enlarged, at the lower left there are "boxes" of darker blue . . . .  for me, this looks like a compression discoloration.  So, shoot in Raw, check you Camera Raw Settings so when you open in Photoshop you open a PSD file, work it, when saving in jpeg use 12. . . . . . . basically what PaulieWalnuts said above.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 11:22 by etienjones »

« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2011, 11:25 »
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I have noticed that using a polarizer to get a bright blue sky often seems to cause noise. I don't know why, I think it's like the blue pixels in the sensor gets overload.... Maybe the bright blue sky contains no red or green information and that messes the bayer interpolation. Or something like that...

« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2011, 12:50 »
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You mentioned that you reduce image size. Maybe this could be a problem - reducing logarithm in PS ( you use the wrong one?)

« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2011, 13:19 »
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2011, 13:21 »
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How about this one?

http://www.ltsw.com/public/Route66sign1.jpg


The only difference between this one and the first one is a wb adjustment in Camera Raw.

« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2011, 14:52 »
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much better . . . .  congratulations.

On an image like this you want to create an "Edge Mask" so you can sharpen only the edges and not the sky.

« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2011, 15:08 »
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much better . . . .  congratulations.

On an image like this you want to create an "Edge Mask" so you can sharpen only the edges and not the sky.

Thanks Etah, I'm assuming I can do a search for an "Edge Mask" tutorial and figure out exactly what you mean.

Xalanx

« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2011, 15:14 »
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Or you can make the sign pop a bit from the image, like this (if you see banding is because it's saved with high compression):

« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2011, 15:27 »
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Or you can make the sign pop a bit from the image, like this (if you see banding is because it's saved with high compression):

Ok, so can you tell me how you did that.

Xalanx

« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2011, 15:31 »
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Well it's a set of actions put together by me and they do many things. However, you can play around with layer masks and gradients and do something almost similar.
Try for example adding a new transparent layer, set blending mode to "soft light" or "overlay", and drag a black-transparent gradient over a part of it where the sky is, see the effect. You can start from there :)

« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2011, 15:47 »
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Well it's a set of actions put together by me and they do many things. However, you can play around with layer masks and gradients and do something almost similar.
Try for example adding a new transparent layer, set blending mode to "soft light" or "overlay", and drag a black-transparent gradient over a part of it where the sky is, see the effect. You can start from there :)


So kind of like this?
http://www.ltsw.com/public/Route66sign2.jpg

Xalanx

« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2011, 16:22 »
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yea, that can be an example.

« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2011, 16:25 »
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Thanks so much, I like that a lot.  There's just so much to learn.


 

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