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Old 12-05-2014, 08:58 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by miningcamper1 View Post
I hadn't heard until a couple days ago that Photoshop CS and CC were now rentals. The prospect of paying Adobe forever is less than thrilling.

Do alternatives do tasks such as these?
-reducing grain selectively
-fixing a pebbly sky
-selective sharpening

If not, I suppose I will grudgingly sign up for the rental.
PS Elements allows one to select areas of the image and treat them separately, so noise reduce, blur the sky, sharpen, and everything else (exposure, color, etc.) only the selected area. Selection can be done by means of a "magic wand" (similar color/tonal areas, to which one can add/delete as desired) or a "lasso" (outline an area manually).
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