M.Chapman Posted February 13, 2020 Share Posted February 13, 2020 20 minutes ago, MDM said: It's good you are finding Topaz DeNoise (let's abbreviate as TDN) useful. Would you care to elaborate a bit on how you have blended the images as this is a vital part of the process and it is not clear what you did. This is my workflow. • Open RAW file in PS ACR RAW • Apply my LED lightbox + Velvia preset • Check and adjust WB • Make alignment and crop adjustments • Make all tonal and saturation adjustments • Develop/tranfser into PS as 16 bit sRGB resized to 3000 x 2000 • In PS remove all dust spots and do cloning etc. • Save as a 16 bit TIFF • Open in Topaz Denoise AI • Apply 15, 15, 0, 0.00 • Save as 16 bit TIFF • Open denoised TIFF in PS select all and cut and paste as a new layer over original image layer • Adjust opacity of top layer (Topaz denoised) to 50-75% to allow 25-50% of original image to show through • Apply 0.2 radius Gaussian blur to entire top layer (if some edges are too crisp) • Save as jpg at quality level 12 For me I regard TDN as a final step in the process, a bit like sharpening before print. It also runs much faster on the downsized 3000 x 2000 tiff file. It also helps if the TDN window isn't maximised, so the preview generates more quickly. 25 minutes ago, MDM said: By the way, there is a Lightroom plugin installed on my machine (maybe not available for the trial version or maybe you didn't install it?) but it is limited as it can't work on the raw files. There is also a Photoshop plugin. I can see the TDN plugin in LR, but I can't find it in PS. ISTR you're on a Mac too, where do you find the TDN plugin in PS? Mark Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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