Merging in Photoshop and processing elsewhere


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Merging in Photoshop and processing elsewhere

As I mentioned earlier, Photoshop often does a much better job with aligning multiple image than does either Photomatix or HDR Efex Pro. It doesn't mean that you give up on those programs for alignment. They might be fine, especially if you are using a tripod, but if you're shooting handheld, you may find that you've got to do your merging in Photoshop. Let me show you what the difference is here. This is, I am looking at 100%, a 1:1 pixel ratio, of this image that was merged in Photoshop. Now, I didn't bother finishing it. Don't worry about the fact that it's a little drab.

Just pay attention to the sharpness, and here along this column, and this is the same set merged in Photomatix. Much softer in here, all of these details are much softer now. By the time we shrink this movie down for delivery, I don't know how apparent this will be, but imagine, if you will, that this image is much softer. Trust me, if you do some tests on your own of handheld images, may...

Merging in Photoshop and processing elsewhere
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Merging in Photoshop and processing elsewhere provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting and Processing High Dynamic Range Photographs (HDR)

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