Photoshop’s Sharpening and Noise Reduction filters are just two of the features that Adobe offers to those shooting in low-light conditions – especially when you can’t control the lighting such as photographing live performances (such as these promo shots by photographer Tigz Rice for the musical Fame) or weddings.

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By using these tools within Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter you can rescue images that haven’t come out of camera as sharp or as well exposed as you had been hoping for.

In this Photoshop tutorial, Tigz will be demonstrate in-depth how you can use these tools, including how each slider can help you fine-tune your retouching.

You’ll learn what the Noise Reduction filter’s separate Color and Luminance sliders are for – and which to touch first – and what their fine-tuning controls for Detail, Contrast and Smoothing are for.

For Sharpening, Tigz takes you through what you can achieve using the Amount, Radius, Detail and Masking sliders.

Finally, Tigz will show how to apply these filters in a way that allows you to go back and edit them later – in case they need to be adjusted due to other edits that you make to your photo.

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