Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting a 32-bit HDR file in Camera Raw, part of Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop.
…Picking up from where we left off in the previous video.…Since we chose the option to complete the toning in Adobe Camera Raw,…the 32 bit HDR file has been processed and returned to the Camera Raw dialogue…where we can use any of the Camera Raw controls to apply further adjustments.…So with the file here in Camera Raw, I'm just going to do some…simple adjustments to bring it a little bit more into balance.…All of the components are there in terms of tonal detail that I…need to really make this look good.…
So the first thing I want to do is adjust the highlights on the boat.…They're looking a little bit bright to me.…I know that there's plenty of detail there.…I can look at the edge of the histogram and I can see that the highlights are not…clipped, they're not blown out to total white.…And, of course, I also know that since this is a 32 bit file,…that there is plenty of highlight detail there.…So I'm going to take the highlights slider and bring that down, and…you can see that there is, indeed, plenty of nice highlight detail there.…
In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan explores a range of post-processing techniques aimed at expanding your creative options for night and low-light photography—and even "shooting" stars. He'll begin in Camera Raw for general enhancements (white balance, tonal and contrast adjustments, and noise reduction) and then turn to Photoshop to capitalize on its Merge to HDR feature, which can create spectacular high-dynamic-range images. Last, he includes techniques specifically for star photography: stacking layers to create star trails, removing and replacing blurry stars, and using luminosity masks on photos of the Milky Way.
- Using neutral guides to set white balance
- Applying lens profile corrections
- Reducing noise
- Working with 16-bit and 32-bit HDR images
- Stacking layers and combining exposures
- Improving star photography