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Getting Started with HDR Photoshop

By guest | September 9, 2009

Any photographer and graphic designer should consider retouching their photos with HDR Photoshop. This technique is basically a mixture of HDR and Photoshop, and the results are images that are both stunning and captivating in each of their own rights. I will tell you about HDR and what it is so that you will know how it works.

What is HDR?

HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. You normally use this after you have taken your pictures and uploaded them. It uses a mixture of several images and then adjust them to make your photos look brighter and more appealing than they were before. This is really hard to do with regard to aperture and shutter speed, but with HDR, it is highly possible.

In a way, you can say that HDR Photoshop is a way of bringing out more life to a photo. You see, there are moments when a photographer tries in vain to capture an image exactly the way his mind and eyes see it, but it doesnt seem to translate as well in the output. HDR Photoshop allows him to recreate the exact image he sees in his mind by combining different shots, extracting various elements from each photo and fusing it with one another until he comes up with a vivid and compelling image.

So how do you do this?

In order for you to be able to get this done, you will have to have Photoshop, but you will need to purchase a program called Photomatix to start out with. This has a better merge to HDR function than that of Photoshop, so you can process your images there.

It doesn’t matter if you have been at this for a while or you just started, HDR Photoshop will be easy to learn and a lot of fun. Through this procedure, you will be able to create the images the way you want them, and the way you saw them. All you have to do is get the right tools in your hands and click away at whatever captivates you.

For a detailed discussion on HDR Photoshop, please visit Stuckincustoms. There is also a discount of 15% off of the program Photomatrix if you use the code “STUCKINCUSTOMS” at the HDRSoft.com website.

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