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By Jim Heid | Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Your eyes see better than your camera does. That’s particularly true with scenes containing a wide range of brightness values. Try to take a sunny-day photo on a beach, and you’ll be hard pressed to find an exposure setting that captures details in shadows and bright areas like.
High-dynamic range photography is one solution. Take multiple shots of a scene, each at a different exposure setting, and then blend them to create an image with a broader dynamic range than a single exposure can capture. And as anyone who spends time on Flickr can tell you, HDR is also the gateway to surreal-looking images containing exotic colors and tones.
Whether you want to be subtle or brash, the greatly improved HDR features in Photoshop CS5 are worth a close look. They’re the subject of today’s Photoshop CS5 Top 5 movie. Watch as Deke McClelland walks you through Photoshop CS5′s HDR toning and HDR Pro features.
If you’re a photographer, don’t miss Chris Orwig’s Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features. You’ll find more about HDR in this course, and more about all of the Creative Suite 5 tools in our Adobe Creative Suite 5 training.
Previously in Photoshop CS5 Top 5:
Monday—Common Sense Enhancements in Photoshop CS5
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