In this tutorial I show how I further improve image quality of a photo after RAW editing in Lightroom 2. Opening the photo from LR to CS4 in 16bit tiff 300dpi mode and then using layer masks with Imagenomic's Noiseware Pro and Topaz Adjust 3.
This is "my way" of enhancing nature photos where there's a lot of separation between the background and subject. I do not using Topaz Adjust 3 on portraits nor do I use it on landscape shots. I'm also a "self-trained" photoshop user, so if you know that I'm doing something wrong or a better way to do it, then please let me know.
Image with only Lightroom 2 RAW edits:Image with Lightroom 2 RAW plus Photoshop CS4 edits: