HDR and Photoshop (CS5 – CC) SECOND EDITION

with Colin Smith

Have you ever looked at a stunning HDR image and wondered, “how did they do that?” Wonder no more! This video will serve as your easy to follow and informative guide to the world of HDR. You will be getting results better than you dreamed of with maximum ease. Colin explains in Plain-English all you need to get going in HDR. All new and expanded for Photoshop CS5 and Photomatix 4.

When used correctly the 32 bit tools in Photoshop will enable you to create drop-dead gorgeous images with effortless ease. Learn everything from completely natural to jaw-dropping surrealistic looks. You will also learn some clever tricks that will enable you to boost the dynamic punch of Low Dynamic images. You’ll be able to supercharge any image with this bag of tricks in your arsenal.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is not just a trend. It’s the future of Photography. Get a jump start on the newest Photographic technology with this 4 hour indepth guide and learn why as well as how!

Extending the Dynamic Range of any photograph

Intro to HDR

High Dynamic Range Explained. Understand the concepts behind HDR

Split Neutral Density effect

Double process a photo to bring out the full detail in the sky and the foreground.

Masks and Adjustment Layers

Use adjustment layers and masks to paint on dynamic range and detail where you want it

Extending Shadow Highlight

Use the Shadow/Highlight adjustment to bring out the full dynamic range in a photograph without washing it out

Recover detail in ACR

Use the tools in Camera Raw to bring out the full detail in shadows and highlights

Pseudo HDR, Single image Tone mapping

Pseudo HDR Explained

What is a Pseudo HDR? How can we make a single image resemble a tone mapped HDR?

Pseudo HDR Toning

Using the CS5 HDR toning filter to simulate HDR from a single image

Pseudo HDR in Photoshop

Using the tools that have been in Photoshop for a number of years to simulate HDR from a single image

Pseudo HDR effect in ACR

Using Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom to simulate HDR from a single image

Pseudo Bracketed images

Learn Colin’s cool trick to simulate bracketed photos from a single RAW file and then map shadows and highlights for a natural pseudo HDR appearance

Multi Image HDR

Camera Tips for Shooting for HDR

What to do and what not to do when shooting for HDR

Merge to 32 bit HDR

Creating a 32 bit file from separate bracketed photos. What Colin calls an HDR Negative

Photoshop 32 bit Overview

How to work in Photoshop in the 32 bit space.

Full workflow for Photoshop HDR

A dry run all the way from start to finish to gain an understanding of how to create HDR in Photoshop

Tone mapping in Photoshop HDR Pro (Local Adaption)

A more in depth look at tone mapping in Photoshop

Photoshop Natural looking HDR

How to create natural looking HDR images in Photoshop

Removing Ghosting

How to remove ghosting and control ghosting in Photoshop HDR

Dodge and Burn in 32 bit Space

How to make localized adjustments to the tone in a 32 bit image

Finishing touches – HDR, Camera Raw and Smart Objects

Colin’s secret technique for working with the tools in Adobe Camera Raw with a tone mapped image and some creative moves

Working with Photomatix

Photomatix Tone mapping

Using the Details Enhancer panel for a stylized tone mapping look

Photomatix Tone Compressor

Using the Photomatix Tone Compressor panel for a natural looking HDR tone map

Photomatix Pro Overview

Overview of Photomatix Pro, which is a stand alone application that allows batch processing and more


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