Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Curves adjustments, part of Learning HDR (2012).
In addition to the various sliders that are used to adjust the appearance of your …HDR photo in HDR Pro, there's also a Curve adjustment. …And this allows us to fine tune the overall tonality in the photo. …I generally find that I like to add at least a little bit of contrast with the …curve adjustment. Because in most cases when we assemble a …basic HDR image, the result doesn't have very much contrast. …We've compressed a huge dynamic range in the scene we photographed, into a …relatively small space, and we often lose some of the contrast in the process.…
What that usually translates into, is a basic S curve and that's exactly what I …have applied here. You can see that I have an anchor point …that is darkening the darker areas of the photo. …And another anchor point that is brightening the bright areas of the photo …with a middle tone anchor point that is just stabilizing the values for mid-tones. …I'll go a head and make a dramatic adjustment here just so we can get a …better sense of exactly what's going on. In this case really brightening up the …
- Capturing, reviewing, and organizing HDR images
- Maximizing detail in a single image
- Simple single-image HDR
- Assembling from Bridge or Lightroom
- Choosing a conversion mode
- Using presets
- HDR Pro adjustment options
- Using Nik HDR Efex Pro
- Using Photomatix
Skill Level Beginner
1. HDR Basics
2. HDR Pro Adjustment Options
3. Using Nik HDR Efex Pro
4. Using Photomatix
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