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Dfine 2 tutorial: reduce noise | Photophique Developed by the team at Nik Software, Define is an excellent piece of software for reducing the amount of noise that is present in your images. In this Dfine 2 tutorial we’re going to look at a couple of different methods of noise reduction, one technique for a global change, and one with a little more precise control. For this tutorial I’m going to use an image I took of the Colosseum in Rome, this was a shot I took a while after sunset, so it was getting very dark. I had no tripod, so had to shoot handheld at f/3.2 and 3200 ISO to get a good result. I used a full frame DSLR (Canon 5D ), which has very good low-light/noise performance anyway, but I still want to improve things further. Dfine Workspace I use Define as a Photoshop plugin, so once my image is in Photoshop I need to select the plugin by going to the top menu and choosing Filter > Nik Collection > Dfine 2. At the top there a number of view modes, single image mode, split image preview, and side-by-side preview. Conclusion Tom

Lightroom Tutorials by Julieanne Kost DeHaze in Photoshop CC 2015 and Lightroom CC In this short tip, Julieanne demonstrates how the new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Phtooshop CC 2015 can help dramatically improve an image by removing haze or, add artistic atmosphere by adding haze. What's New in Lightroom CC: Hidden Gems Discover new features and enhancements Lightroom CC including faster performance, improved local adjustment tools, HTML 5 compatible web galleries, and more! Quick Tip: Panorama Merge Learn how easy it is to stitch together multiple files into a panorama that has all of the editing flexibility of a raw file. Mon workflow sous Lightroom | Guillaume Ménant | Photographe Amateur | Rennes Après un certain nombre d’articles dédiés à des séries de photos, c’est cette fois un article technique que je publie concernant Lightroom et plus précisément le workflow (flux de travail) que j’utilise. Depuis que j’utilise Lightroom, j’ai vraiment réussi à rendre le traitement de mes photos plus rapide et plus efficace notamment en réfléchissant au workflow qui était le plus adapté pour moi. J’ai glané des idées sur internet, essayé de voir ce dont j’avais besoin et ce que m’offrait Lightroom. Aujourd’hui, j’essaye donc de mettre à plat le workflow que j’utilise sous Lightroom ainsi que les « trucs » que je trouve intéressants (raccourcis, configuration…). Ce workflow est basé sur Lightroom 4 mais est facilement adaptable à d’autres versions de Lightroom ou à d’autres logiciels. Workflow basique La première étape consiste à copier les photos situées sur la carte mémoire vers le PC (en utilisant un lecteur de carte- mémoire). Dans l’onglet Bibilothèque (raccourci clavier : G), L’exportation

Using Lightroom camera profiles (and why Adobe Standard is a liability) « Howgreenisyourgarden's Blog One of the more tucked away features of Lightroom is the Camera Profile dropdown. It is right at the bottom of the develop module, under Camera Calibration. Lightroom Camera Calibration The Adobe Standard setting (which you will see if you have not made any changes to camera calibration) gives you ‘untouched RAW’; that is, without the effects of any camera post processing (colour correction, sharpening, etc). This is usually an accurate rendition of the raw data that came from your camera’s sensor and amplifier stage, but there are three potential problems; The final RAW will not look like the image you saw in your LCD in-camera. Even if you are happy with Adobe Standard for your camera (and many are), there are a couple of workflows you might miss unless you know about camera calibration; You want to concentrate on just taking good compositions in the field, and worry about styles later. RAW file (Sony ARW) using Adobe Standard in Camera calibration Here’s the second image; Conclusion Notes

Créer facilement un site Web avec Lightroom Adobe étant très affairé à optimiser les performances de Lightroom et à proposer aux utilisateurs de nouvelles fonctions pour leur simplifier la vie, il n’est dès lors pas question de se perdre à améliorer les modules tels que celui des Diaporama ou Web. Si les options de configuration pour la création de diaporamas restent limitées et ne semble pas très ouvert, le module Web lui, peut compter sur les développeurs tiers. Sur ce créneau, Matthew Campagna avec ses galeries TTG régnait presque en maître. C’était sans compter sur Timothy Armes… Auteur de nombreux plug-ins pour Lightroom qu’il distribue par le biais de son site Notre entrevue lors du salon de la photo de Paris a fini d’achever sa conviction. Rester protégé Le seul seul chaînon manquant était la difficulté à restreindre l’accès à certaines galeries. Auparavant, il existait bien une solution, mais elle était relativement fastidieuse. Je reviendrai sur le sujet très rapidement. Sources

Watermarks + Import and Export Lightroom Presets These 23 Watermarks and Import and Export Presets will save you so much time! These work in Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and the Creative Cloud. Correct a large order of wedding pictures all at once when you import or export exactly what you need to facebook. Also included are some wonderful watermarks! Included in this package is: 10 Import Presets Fix OverexposureFix UnderexposureNoise Reduction for High ISOPortrait SharpeningWhite Balance Cool Down Warm PicsWhite Balance Warm Up Cool PicsLens Correction CanonLens Correction NikonLens Correction TamronLens Correction 7 Export Presets Export to CD/DVDFor Blog LargeFor Blog SmallFor FacebookFor PrintGallery PreviewWeb Do Not Copy 6 Watermarks Do Not CopyBlog AddressGallery PreviewPhoto Biz Bottom LeftPhoto Biz Bottom RightPhoto Bize Bottom Center Directions for installing are included! Import Brushes can be put in the Develop FolderExport Brushes can be put in the Export FolderWatermarks can be put in the Watermark Folder Terms of Use

Lightroom Video: The Ultimate Trick for Working With Skies Lightroom Video: The Ultimate Trick for Working With Skies Home » Lightroom Videos » Lightroom Video: The Ultimate Trick for Working With Skies Posted By Matt K on Sep 20, 2013 | 12 comments One of Lightroom’s best features for working with skies in your photos is the Graduated Filter. It’s a great way to realistically tame a bright sky without actually using a glass filter on your lens in the field. You may also like - Day 13 of "Lightroom Only" Month (A Cloudy Day) Lightroom Presets - Focal Point for Portraits and Landscapes Presets - Landscape Graduated Filters Author: Matt K Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. Share This Post On 12 Comments Jan September 20, 2013 Neat trick, thanks Mat! Trackbacks/Pingbacks Graduated Filter – Matt’s tip | - [...] Submit a Comment Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Search About Matt Matt Kloskowski View Matt's Personal Blog and Portfolio.

04_Raw Workflow As most of you know, Adobe recently released Lightroom 3. There are tons of blog posts, training videos and forum discussions on the Internet about the new features of Lightroom 3 so I won’t belabor the points here. What you may not know is that this new version is a major upgrade from Lightroom 2 and because of that, your Raw workflow may need to change. Mine certainly did. Take this image for example, shot last week from the rim of Palo Duro Canyon near Wayside, Texas. I begin my Raw workflow by changing the Camera Calibration setting to one of the default values for a Canon 5D Mark II, usually Camera Standard. Next I use the new Lens Corrections settings and check the Enable Profile Corrections box which fixes any barrel or pincushion distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting problems inherent in my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. Next I generally adjust the Tone Curve by setting the Point Curve to Strong Contrast which also adds contrast to the entire image. Like this:

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