Re: -= Post Processing Tutorials List =-
Tutorial: Reducing the Effect of Atmospheric Haze in Landscape Images
After finding that a large number of my vacations images had a substantial amount of atmospheric haze that was ruining their quality due to lack of contrast, detail, and color. I developed a methodology in Photoshop CS3 along with ACR 4.4.1 that was able to improve the problem for most of the images that I have tried it on so far, but there is a limit to how far you can go towards getting something from nothing. The tutorial describing the procedure can be found near the end of the thread in the following link:
The good news is that the contrast and color of the hazy background can be significantly improved. The obvious downside is that you pay for it with increased noise in the affected areas. I have found the trade-off to be worthwhile. The process is not a recipe that can be followed by rote because it requires you to make subjective judgments about the way that you want the image to look.
Last edited by Bill Boehme : 17th of July 2008 (Thu) at 16:53.