Post Processing FEATHERS & FUR


By request, in this video, I demonstrate my entire workflow for wildlife images or, any image that contains feathers or fur.

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My Wildlife Post Processing Workflow

1.) Edit Tone in Lightroom. Add contrast with the tone curve (if needed). Add color noise reduction (Moving Slider to 25), do lens corrections if needed.
2.) Send the uncropped image to Denoise AI. Decide which noise reduction mode is best and if needed, tweak the settings.
3.) Once back in Lightroom I, if needed, crop the image.
4.) If the image was cropped, I send it to Gigapixel AI to regain the resolution.
5.) At this point, I sharpen the image. If it has camera shake, subject movement, or if I missed focus, I use Topaz AI to sharpen the image. If it has none of those issues, I use sharpening in Lightroom.
6.) At this point, I finish the image by making the background less conspicuous using the method I demonstrate in the video. I may finish the image off with a dark vignette.

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