While working on yesterday’s Photo of the Day, I again am having issues with the Blue clear skies we have here in Southern California. Specifically, I have a little too much ‘noise’ becoming apparent in the blue sky of my image after my applying my Black and White mojo.
The noise in the sky (my version of lizard skin) does not appear to me to be an issue with the original color file that I can see, but the color may mask part of the noise, since it is prodominately the blue sky, with blue being the ‘noisy’ color channel.
My first reaction was to buy a software Photoshop plug-in to fix, e.g. Noise Nija, although I really do not have direct experience with any of the noise reduction solutions. So if that is my fix, I guess I need to start reading some noise reduction software reviews, so any help out there?
But before I make that purchase, I also need to do some tweaking with Photoshop CS3 and see what’s under the hood that might be a fix. So back to my ‘manual’ to find out what is suggested. Again, any one with some suggestions on using CS3 to reduce that ‘Blue Sky’ noise?