My vase got a lot of attention last night, and experts have moved in to help me. I learned that my vase is
vociferous noisy. I remember back in the early days of television when there was more static in the picture than picture. That is noise.
The pictures of all my museum pieces had a lot of noise that might have been avoided somewhat had I used the button on the back of my camera labeled WB, but I took this picture 3-4 years ago before I knew the button existed. (I didn’t watch the entire “how to” video).
After I played with it for about an hour last night, I turned it red, which really wasn’t better, but I worked at it, so I wanted to share.
Leanne worked on it today, and she said it’s hard to get the green out. So I started with Leanne’s better green, and added a layer, and adjusted the hue and saturation levels. The next thing that I did was to add another layer and adjust brightness up and contrast a little down. I don’t really know how to get the image back to size, but I feel better about the color. Adding layers really helped. I don’t really understand layers at all, but I’m a fan of them now!!! I’ve been reading about Leanne’s amazing layers for months now, and so here I am actually doing some myself. YEAH!!!
Artsifrtsy/the EFF Stop suggests getting rid on noise, so I looked at my photoshop notes, and we had learned how to add noise, so I reversed the technique. I did this by going to filter, noise and reduce noise. I moved the slider down to 30% and saved it. I don’t see a huge change, but it is much smaller now, so of course, it’s less noisy. Let’s go back to the original ugly one, and see if I can recreate what happened with the smaller quieter version now that I know more.
I took hue down to -18, saturation to -39 and lightness to +4. I merged the layers
To that I added another layer and increased the brightness to 79 and the contrast to 51. Then I merged them.
Finally I went to the filter tab, reduced noise to into the teens, and increased color strength to around 80. I don’t know that it would win any prizes, but it is a vast improvement over the original, and over my first efforts. This was definitely worth the time it took to clean it up, and it will take less time as I do it and get better at it. AND I could never have done it without my blogging friends Leanne and Artsi. You ladies ROCK!!!
Wouldn’t you all agree???