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1.1K Points

Fri, Mar 25, 2011 3:29 PM

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Lightroom/Camera Raw: How about an adjustment brush for noise reduction?

It would be nice to be able to hit specific areas with more noise reduction than other areas using an adjustment brush.

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15.9K Messages

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296.4K Points

10 y ago

Noise Reduction is a new local adjustment in Lightroom 4:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

13 Messages

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412 Points

10 y ago

Great idea ProDigiPhoto! The adjustment brushes are one area that afford a great opportunity for new features. I'm sure as more users let the team know about what they'd like to see available through the brushes we'll see capabilities expand.

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7.5K Points

10 y ago

Couldn't agree more!

The adjustment brush and the gradient tool should also have HSL controls as well ...

513 Messages

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11.1K Points

10 y ago

I second the notion that adjustment brushes should be able to paint in all kinds of image adjustments, not just a selected few.

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194 Points

10 y ago

I'd be happy if it would just be able to fade away OA moves selectively.

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76.3K Points

10 y ago

Good idea. Until then, try local de-sharpening at -50.

Really, for those of you who don't know:

positive local sharpening values add the local amount to the global for net effect.
whereas negative values mask the global effect in a non-additive fashion, i.e.
sharpening at -50 will mask all sharpening regardless of what the global amount is set at. -1 to -49 partially mask global sharpening, and -51 and greater negative values will result in actual blurring.

I've found local "sharpening" at exactly -50 to be a surprisingly good substitute for local lum. NR - completely unsharpened noise is far less offensive to me. I voted for this FR/Idea, I'm just sayin': in the mean time...

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72 Points

10 y ago

I am sure it has been stated elsewhere but just adding a mask slider that works in reverse of the sharpening slider would be great.

6 Messages

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312 Points

10 y ago

This is, of course, a great idea. But more broadly, ALL the edit features in LR should be available as local edits when using the brush. Including NR, Tone Curve, HSL adjustments, etc. About the only things that would probably be impractical to implement at the distortion tools.

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1.3K Points

10 y ago

I'd go further than that and say that in addition to all modifiers being available as local edits (an extension of what we already have), there should also be a local edit mask for every modifier (completely new).

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1.2K Points

10 y ago

More adjustments would be great of course - but I would like to see better ways of applying them too, especially using gradients, as these are much more efficiently implemented in Lightroom and also easier to use than a brush.

So more gradients (as in Photoshop) would be very useful. The ability to apply them to a rectangular selection would be lovely.