ON1 - "lower layer" adjustments - NoNoise AI and Tack Sharp AI
On a recent video Dylan described that both NoNoise AI and Tack Sharp AI are processed at the bottom of the layer stack. I'm having trouble with that depiction and how ON1 seems to really operate.
Since I have trouble with how Tack Sharp AI accentuates potential noise and small specs in an image, I thought that if I apply NoNoise AI first, then duplicate that layer, and then try Tack Sharp on only the duplicate, I'd get beneficial results. Nope. I get the same unwanted accentuation as if starting fresh. There's something retained in the duplicate layer so that the attempted Tack Sharp is operating upon the original.
I guess I could Export an image after NoNoise AI applied, and open that. Sure is cumbersome.
When you duplicate a RAW layer then it is the RAW information and all the settings already applied that is duplicated. That is it is still a non-destructive layer, so none of the settings, including NoNoise have being built-in.
To do what you are trying to do is to bake the settings in and then apply Tack Sharp separately. To do this, duplicate the layer as you have done and then right-click on the new layer and select Create New Stamp Layer which will do the baking in, then you can apply just Tack Sharp to this layer and continue with processing.
PhotoRAW does no allow creating a stamp layer from a single layer, hence the need to duplicate first, this duplicate can be deleted after creating the stamp layer. You could also delete the bottom layer since you can't change this any more but probably worth keeping in case you go wrong on the stamp layer and want to try again, also allows comparison by turning top layer on and off.
As you have now have a layered file when you finish a new .onphoto file will be created in the same folder as the original. Make sure you are sorting by filename so that it appears next to the original. Any future work, printing, exporting etc will need to be done on this new file.
With regards to impact of Tack Sharp I have found that on most images going above 50% on the Deblur setting is too much and image is over sharpened. I keep it down and then use filters such as Dynamic Contrast to add additional sharpening/pop where required.0
I think you misunderstood what Dylan meant. He wasn't referring to the Layer stack he was referring to the pipeline.
This from page 74 in the user guide.1
Thanks David and Rick. Both your info help for me.0
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