im pretty expirenced with editing pictures, that is simple editing, which brings me here looking for help with something more advanced. The software i use is paint shop pro 8, just one of those things like mac vs pc well i jumped on the PSP boat way back in the day and never caught the photoshop bus...so here i sit. The camera i use is a fujifilm s5000. The problem im having, is in the picture below, the sky isnt a solid black. I need to know how to remove or fix this. I want the colors to be smooth and consistant. Any ideas what i can do to achieve this without making it look cartoonish? Example Image (200k) now this is actually after using a brightening effect with PSP. Im just curious how to remove/smooth the colors so as to not see the blue/red noise.