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HDR Effect

Discussion in 'Videos' started by p3, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. p3

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    I put together this quick tutorial to show how to make an HDR effect in Photoshop. Not sure how many people here are into photography, but I use this effect on a lot of images when I'm creating different pieces just to enhance details. Also, this gives a quick overview of how to create an action, and use the action. Audio sucks, I really need to get a new mic.

    http://wp.me/p3mexJ-a3

    [video=youtube;A4cXkQ3TC6o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4cXkQ3TC6o[/video]
     
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  2. PhatGirl

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    Thanks for the HDR tutorial

    That's awesome to know ~ I will be setting up a recorded version for sure!
     
  3. rjssigns

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    Thank you for posting.
     
  4. Pat Whatley

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    double post
     
  5. Pat Whatley

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    And when you're ready to see how to do it wrong... Click Here
     
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    Nevermind....the profanity filters here apparently filter out words that aren't even shown.
     
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    Thanks great tut!
     
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    How to do HDR with a single RAW file in Photoshop - Tutorial

    How to do HDR with a single RAW file in Photoshop - With more control of your final image.

    [video=youtube;YY7cYyXjQ-I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7cYyXjQ-I[/video]

    :thumb:
     
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  10. p3

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    That luminance HDR is what you can do in Photoshop already. Since it just stacks the images of different exposures. The reason I showed what I did is because it works with Photoshop versions earlier than CS4 and doesn't require a separate program to open RAW files - since most of the time people don't deal with RAW. Ultimately the easiest way if you have CS5 and newer would be to go to Image > HDR Toning and adjust the settings in that screen.
     
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    Thank you for the tutorial. Saving the steps as an action has made a huge difference.
     
  12. natedawg9640

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    You can also use the merge to HDR function of files derived from one raw. Though layering and selectively exposing would yield a nicer image in a lot of scenarios. I just spent 17 days out west in Yellowstone and Glacier parks and I have 65Gig worth of raw images from the trip. I have CS4 and I just downloaded a standalone converter do turn the CR2 camera raw files into universal DNG Raw files for use with CS4. just google DNG converter if you need the ability. I'm super excited to be able to shoot RAW. If your camera is capable of shooting raw, I highly suggest using it. It requires a bit of tlc afterwards but the capabilities outweigh the drawbacks for sure.
     
  13. p3

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    Natedawg, I agree. I always shoot raw, just for the editing capabilities after. It's not always the option though. Sometimes I use stock photography in some of the things I create. I sometimes also even apply the HDR effect I showed to some drawings/colors for a different look in what I make. What kind of camera do you shoot with?
     
  14. natedawg9640

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    I shoot a Canon T4i. Works nice for what's it's for. And it was 'free' (trade work) so I can't complain.

    Agree, simple HDR effects themselves work wonderful to pop the colors in a photo. that first video will prove to be quite useful. I'm pretty good with PS but even I had never used that application.
     
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