Transform your photos with total control over colour, detail, lens and calibration settings using Photoshop's camera RAW plug-in. Part 2.

Following on from part one, we look at more of the advanced features available within Photoshop for processing RAW files.

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<b>Sharpness</b><BR>
You will need to zoom to 100 per cent or more to able to gauge the result accurately. Sharpness works in the same way as the Unsharp Mask filter. 
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Drag the slider to the right to increase sharpening, or drag left to decrease it. Use lower settings for less dramatic results. If you are planning to edit the image further in Photoshop, the feature can be turned off by applying a setting of zero. 
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You can always use the Unsharp Mask filter later. Sharpening can be applied to the image or to the preview only. 
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To determine how sharpening is applied, click the pop-up menu button to the right of the settings drop-down box and choose Preferences. Then select the required option from the second drop-down box. 
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The next two settings are used as a method of noise reduction. High ISO settings and less-capable cameras are both factors in the generation of unwanted noise. Before changing the settings, zoom into the image so you can see the results more clearly. 
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<b>Luminance Smoothing</b> Refers to grayscale noise, which manifests as a grainy effect in the image. Shift the slider to the right to reduce this. 
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<b>Color Noise Reduction</b> Refers to chroma or colour noise. This often appears as coloured artifacts, such as patterns or clear pixels of colour. In any case, drag the slider to the right to reduce noise. A value of zero disables the function. 
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