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Old 11-28-2010   #11
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Thanks Kevin for the atn file.

Put it to test just now and WOW.

Could not find my copy of NeatImage so disabled that option in the actions and used Nik Dfine (default settings) and Topaz Denoise's lowest level to clear up the red noise.

Here is the result. Heavily cropped pic to begin with and just the usual adjustments in ACR - a mediocre high noise image just became a keeper through the wonderful work of Kevin. Look at the difference with the eye, tongue and the light fall off over the wing. Woooooooooooo
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There have been a couple of posts about PPing that I feel should be part of this Sticky. To save searching through loads of posts here are the links
http://photocamel.com/forum/birds/12...photoshop.html by BambersImages
http://photocamel.com/forum/birds/12...-workflow.html by uk2usa
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Thanks for sharing your excellent workflow, Kevin.
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I'm an elements user so i followed the supplied link. Will give it a try tonight.

Looking forward to your sticky on camera settings, etc. When will you be posting?
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Thanks for this workflow Kevin - I upgraded to CS4 from Elements 7 and have been playing with this action all week - I LOVE IT!!
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Kevin:
I'm curious how you would change the workflow if you were posting this to some place like Smugmug or Pbase and then linking the image to Photo Camel?
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I'm curious how you would change the workflow if you were posting this to some place like Smugmug or Pbase and then linking the image to Photo Camel?
If you are posting a shot at 1000 pixels on the long side then I wouldn't change a thing. The major part of the action is sharpening at 1.66 times the final size, so if you want to post an image of 800 pixels then I would change the sharpening resize step to 1328 pixels. I would also reduce the amount of sharpening slightly as well.
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Kevin-----Hey-----Do you or anyone reading this know of a good free noise reduction program for Photoshop Elements 7 --Thanks--Steve
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Kevin-----Hey-----Do you or anyone reading this know of a good free noise reduction program for Photoshop Elements 7 --Thanks--Steve
There is a free standalone version of Neatimage from Neat Image - best noise reduction for digital cameras and scanners
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Hi Kevin
I can only see a demo edition on that site thats free
AM I looking in the wrong place
Or is the demo good enough for starting out
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