Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Merging bracketed exposures, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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If a scene has a wider range of brightness than your camera can capture in one…shot, you can take multiple bracketed exposures and merge them together using…the Photo Merge Exposure feature in Elements.…This technique can help you get detail in the bright and the darker areas of a scene.…Some cameras will bracket exposures for you automatically, or if you have manual…exposure controls, you can set your bracketing by hand, by leavening the aperture…the same to keep the depth of field from changing across exposures and varying…the shutter speed slightly.…You'll also want you set your focus to manual so it doesn't change between shots,…and if you happen to have a tripod, put your camera on the tripod so that your…bracketed exposures are well aligned.…
In this case, I have three exposures: this bright exposure, this dark one, and…this exposure in between.…I'd like to combine these three to get the optimum amount of detail in the…highlights in the sky, in the midtone areas of the landscape, and in some of the…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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