TLR Digital Noise Reduction is a set of Photoshop actions for reducing noise in digital images.
All digital cameras introduce noise into the images they record. Expensive DSLRs do a better job of processing noise than inexpensive digicams, but even images from the $8000 Canon 1Ds MkII sometimes show visible noise, especially when you shoot at higher ISO settings.
Have you wanted to tweak the profiles in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw? The DNG Profile Editor is a software program from Adobe Labs, which enables photographers to edit camera profiles. It is a free download to the photographic community.Adobe warns that all digital photographers are welcome to try the DNG Profile Editor, but this tool is intended for advanced users.
Adobe Photoshop is a very flexible tool when it comes to converting from color to B&W. There are several techniques. Some quick and simple. Others that give the digital photographer a lot of control. "Split Your Channels For Improved B&W" describes how to use a little-known Photoshop feature to convert to B&W with maximum control.
When you work with masks or brush in editing, to do the job well, you need to make changes to brush size, opacity, hardness, and fill while you work.
If you want to make changes while you brush without leaving your place to adjust settings on the Options Bar, you can instead use these helpful keyboard shortcuts.
Sharpening is a skill that requires patience and experience. Certainly, my skills have evolved, and as they have, I've gone back and reworked some of my images. The advice used to be to sharpen once and do it at the end of your workflow. Now the advice is to sharpen up front and again at the end, with maybe a round of creative sharpening, too. This tutorial explains how to give your images extra sharpness.
The Extended Edition of Adobe Photoshop CS4 has upgraded its 3D capabilities. The 3D engine goes beyond reading the object and its textures. You can import & add lights to your 3D scene. It can also read and apply Glossiness, Specularity, Bump and Reflection maps.Stephen Burns has contributed a tutorial to Photoshop Cafe that explores UVCS4’s UV mapping and 3D Layers.