Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Preserving original color and applying contrast, part of Learning Photomatix Pro.
…Okay. Welcome to the first challenge.…This is where you have the opportunity to get…hands-on and experiment with how the images are processed.…I'm not going to give you any guidance to start, I'm just…going to show you the initial image, and what I turned it into.…Now, you're welcome to do your own development…process and, in fact, I'd like you to…try to apply some of the techniques we've…shared in this course to get the end result.…So, here's the first before and after.…You'll notice the image on the left is the single image from this bracketed series.…
This is a traditional three-exposure type HDR, so you'll have one additional image…that helped capture the details of the shadows, and one for the highlights.…On the right is the completed HDR.…And what I was trying to go for was really rich…blacks and to bring out the earth tones in the rock.…You'll note that I've preserved the original color with pretty good fidelity.…I intensified the contrast in the blacks, but I didn't…push the red of the rock to something hyper real.…
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- Loading bracketed photos
- Aligning source images
- Reducing noise and chromatic aberration
- Tone mapping with methods
- Fusing a single image or multiple images
- Removing color cast
- Automating with batch processing
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Loading Bracketed Photos
2. Preprocessing Images with Photomatix
3. An Overview of Tone Mapping and the Exposure Fusion Workflow
4. Tone Mapping in Depth
5. Exposure Fusion in Depth
6. Advanced Options to Solve Problems
7. Development Challenge
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