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Real World Compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Scott Valentine, Dan Moughamian

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Making Image Corrections

Once you have a handle on how to keep organized and flexible with your images, you can begin editing and stylizing your raw-processed or stock images so they are more easily pieced together during the final stages of the compositing process. The key to producing good images is understanding the general sequence for the major edit types (noise reduction, retouching, and sharpening) and knowing Photoshop’s tools and the situations for which they are best suited.

Reducing Noise

If processing your raw images in ACR did not remove enough of the noise, it’s important to address this issue early in the Photoshop retouching process. Leaving camera noise untouched until late in the editing process means that any changes to image ...

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