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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Removing Digital Noise

Digital noise is that stuff (or junk) that you see throughout your photo if you shoot with a high ISO (it also happens when you use a low-quality camera). It typically pops up in low-light photos, but can really rear its ugly head at other times, too. While you can’t remove all of this noise in Photoshop Elements, you can reduce its appearance with a filter. Here’s how:

Step One:

Open the photo that was taken in low lighting (or using a high ISO setting) and has visible digital noise. This noise will be most obvious when viewed at a magnification of 100% or higher (noise appears throughout this photo, but is most visible on the black suit jackets and dark hair closest to the camera, and the white wall in the background, ...

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