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Up and Running with Photomatix Pro

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Once you've developed a look with Photomatix, you might want to try something else. Maybe it's because you're feeling experimental. Or, sometimes I find with HDR, I push it really far, maybe a little bit too far. And then I decide to go back and back it off a bit. Or, maybe it's the opposite problem. You're really conservative, but you know your client might like a little more saturated look, or something with higher contrast. Well the good news is, is you don't have to start all over again. Photomatix makes this quite simple. Let's go ahead and fit this to the default size, and you'll notice 2 important options.
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  1. 2m 48s
    1. Welcome
      1m 40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 8s
  2. 15m 12s
    1. Loading from a folder
      1m 41s
    2. Loading from Lightroom
      4m 19s
    3. Loading from Aperture
      1m 45s
    4. When to load raw files
      3m 2s
    5. When to load preprocessed files
      4m 25s
  3. 38m 3s
    1. Aligning source images
      4m 5s
    2. Removing ghost images with automatic deghosting
      4m 21s
    3. Removing ghost images with selective deghosting
      6m 40s
    4. Reducing noise
      2m 36s
    5. Reducing chromatic aberration
      6m 16s
    6. Choosing the color primaries and white balance
      2m 57s
    7. Working with single files
      2m 53s
    8. Working with single raw files
      8m 15s
  4. 27m 40s
    1. Working in Unified or Floating mode
      3m 26s
    2. When to use Tone Mapping
      3m 15s
    3. When to use Exposure Fusion
      2m 48s
    4. Adjusting the preview window
      2m 35s
    5. Working with presets
      4m 52s
    6. Add finishing touches
      4m 48s
    7. Saving the image
      3m 45s
    8. Redoing the image with other settings
      2m 11s
  5. 20m 2s
    1. The Details Enhancer workflow
      6m 21s
    2. The Contrast Optimizer workflow
      3m 50s
    3. The Tone Compressor workflow
      3m 53s
    4. The black-and-white workflow
      5m 58s
  6. 27m 3s
    1. The Fusion/Natural workflow
      4m 32s
    2. Exploring the Fusion/Real Estate workflow using photos taken outside
      7m 2s
    3. Working with Fusion/Real Estate workflow using photos taken inside
      2m 54s
    4. The Fusion/Intensive workflow
      2m 54s
    5. Fusing multiple images
      4m 5s
    6. Fusing a single image
      2m 22s
    7. Comparing methods
      3m 14s
  7. 40m 31s
    1. Removing color casts
      5m 15s
    2. Removing tough ghosts
      2m 54s
    3. Replacing a selection with a source
      6m 29s
    4. Refining performance with preferences
      6m 5s
    5. Automating with batch processing
      11m 8s
    6. Photomatix Pro and color management
      3m 12s
    7. Post-process in Photoshop
      5m 28s
  8. 40m 2s
    1. Challenge: Preserving original color and applying contrast
      2m 26s
    2. Solution: Preserving original color and applying contrast
      5m 20s
    3. Challenge: Creating a feeling within an image
      2m 10s
    4. Solution: Creating a feeling within an image
      9m 58s
    5. Challenge: Creating the look of a digital painting
      2m 18s
    6. Solution: Creating the look of a digital painting
      5m 53s
    7. Challenge: Help a subject stand out from the background
      2m 3s
    8. Solution: Help a subject stand out from the background
      9m 54s
  9. 1m 4s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 4s

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Join Rich Harrington and explore the world of HDR, or high dynamic range, imagery with Photomatix from HDRsoft. Rich covers how to merge multiple exposures to show an extended dynamic range of scenes, as well as preprocess images to reduce ghosting, noise, and chromatic aberration. He also reviews tone mapping and exposure fusions, and solutions to common problems you'll encounter in HDR images, such as color cast. At the end of the course, Rich offers a series of challenges to test your skills.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this material in our library.

Topics include:
  • Loading bracketed photos
  • Aligning source images
  • Reducing noise and chromatic aberration
  • Tone mapping with methods
  • Fusing a single image or multiple images
  • Removing color cast
  • Automating with batch processing
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photomatix
Author:
Richard Harrington

Redoing the image with other settings

Once you've developed a look with Photomatix, you might want to try something else. Maybe it's because you're feeling experimental. Or, sometimes I find with HDR, I push it really far, maybe a little bit too far. And then I decide to go back and back it off a bit. Or, maybe it's the opposite problem. You're really conservative, but you know your client might like a little more saturated look, or something with higher contrast. Well the good news is, is you don't have to start all over again. Photomatix makes this quite simple. Let's go ahead and fit this to the default size, and you'll notice 2 important options.

One option is the ability to do a double tone map. So, clicking this, is going to send the image back in, in its current state, and let you apply a tone map a second time. Now, that's fine. I'm just going to close that for a second. And, instead of double-processing the image, I just want to redo it with additional settings. So clicking redo sends it back exactly where you last were. And you can now go through and try out some different presets if you want.

Let me just re-size this interface window here, and fit that, and I'll switch to the built-in presets. And maybe I want to go with something a bit more balanced and subtle. I do want the blacks to pop up a bit, and let's just underexpose that a bit more with the mid-tones slider, there. And a little more saturation. Well, that's a subtle look. It's very natural-looking, and I just used the contrast optimizer. You could see there that that's the original image, and there's the merged one, and that looks pretty good.

Clicking apply will apply the image and send it on out, making the tone map. Remember, as you've already learned, you can take advantage of things like the finishing touches, as you see fit to refine that image. But, if you want to try something else, it's very easy. You could double tone map with a second setting, or go on and try something else with Redo with other settings, and you're right back in to the editing interface.

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