Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Synchronizing settings across multiple files, part of Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop.
…One very useful feature that's available when working with files in…a Adobe Camera Raw is the ability to adjust one file and…then apply those same settings to several other files.…For basic overall adjustments this is a great time saver,…since you don't have to adjust each file individually.…Since night photography often involves several shots, taken with…similar exposures, it's a great way to be more efficient with your processing.…Let's see how this works.…So, in Adobe Bridge here,…I have four images, showing the interior of the hotel lobby.…
And I took this with the idea that I might make a panorama of them.…And I want to adjust them all at the same time in Camera Raw.…So I've got the first one selected here, hotel02.dng.…I'm just going to Shift+Click on the last one in this series, hotel05.dng,…and then I'll choose the shortcut of Cmd+R on a Mac or Ctrl+R on Windows.…To bring them all into Adobe Camera Raw.…So I have only the first file selected here.…I'm going to make my adjustments to that one file first.…
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