Learn how to photograph and process images for High Dynamic Range photo in Adobe Photoshop and Photomatix.
What you'll learn:
-> What “dynamic range” is in an image and how to overcome your digital camera’s limitations in creating representations of demanding scenes
-> How to improve and extend dynamic range in your images
-> The best way to take advantage of camera’s overexposure warning feature
-> Leveraging your camera’s Auto Bracketing feature
-> How to take a properly exposed sequence of digital images for an HDR merge
-> Processing and merging the sequence of RAW images into an HDR photo
-> Merging and processing an HDR photo in Adobe Camera RAW
-> Merging and tone mapping an HDR photo in Photomatix
-> Fine tuning your final artwork in Adobe Photoshop
Capturing extremely light and dark areas in a single image for eye-grabbing results is nearly impossible… unless you know advanced shooting and editing techniques to illuminate otherwise obscured details. This hands-on, comprehensive course requires no former knowledge of HDR to create breathtaking representations of even the most demanding scenes. You’ll quickly get a grasp of the complete process, beginning with the camera’s settings through to capturing the HDR sequence, merging and developing the image. You’ll also learn how to take full advantage of the data stored in the RAW files to produce scenes containing vast luminosity range and strong contrast.
Sharpen Your Skills
Learn how to shoot a sequence of exposures that will give you the optimum RAW data to create beautiful artwork. Knowing how to combine an HDR merge in post production will give you confidence and peace of mind even when working with demanding lighting conditions.
Create depth and add impact to your artwork by playing with subtle color combinations. Together we’ll explore the possibilities of beautiful color grading with the Selective Color Adjustment Layer in Photoshop.