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My Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom® 4 by Ted LoCascio

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11. Reducing Noise and Sharpening

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In this chapter, you learn to utilize Lightroom’s noise reduction and sharpening tools.

Applying the Sharpen Wide Edges Preset

Applying the Sharpen Narrow Edges Preset

Sharpening in Luminance Mode

Reducing Noise

Sharpening enables you to enhance edge contrast in your images, whereas noise reduction enables you to remove unwanted dot patterns that are apparent in your photos. The Detail panel contains sliders that help you perform both of these tasks.

It’s important to note that images shot in raw file format are untreated and can always use some sharpening and noise reduction. However, jpeg images already ...

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