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Reducing Grain With Photoshop

Wed Apr 25, 2001 8:44 pm

Could someone pleeease give me a hint on how to reduce grain in photoshop. I couldn't manage to find it out (stupid me)
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RE: Reducing Grain With Photoshop

Wed Apr 25, 2001 10:08 pm

Strictly speaking, you can't reduce grain - you can try and minise the effect using the variations of blur or noise filtering, but these will also degrade the detail in other parts of the image. There is reportedly a plugin for Photoshop which reduces grain, but I've not heard good reports.

You can however, reduce grain at the scan stage - Vurscan incorporates an algorthm for this which works quite well, as does the new Nikonscan 3 software - I guess others will follow.

It is "easier" to remove grain at the scan stage because the system has much more data to work with ... once that data has been converted into a tiff or bmp file, it becomes more difficult to distinguish grain from wanted detail.


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RE: Reducing Grain With Photoshop

Wed Apr 25, 2001 11:56 pm

My method of "reducing" grain is simply sharpening using the unsharp mask. I used a smoothing filter once and I will never do that again.

Unsharp mask:

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Smoothing filter:

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Please email me for how I do it.

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