Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Tone Compressor in Photomatix, part of HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing.
I am here in Photomatix.…I still have my process set to Tone Mapping.…I'm going to reset down here by hitting the default button to get my settings…back to normal, because I want us to look at the other Tone Mapping method.…I'm going to change this method pop- up menu from Details Enhancer to Tone…Compressor, the other option, and right away my image changes.…Now as I mentioned before, this is still a tone mapping process.…It's still cherry picking tones from that big 32-bit mess of data and putting them…down into a smaller 8 or 16 bit data space, but it's doing it in a way that…yields and image that's a little less HD-yR and more like a normal photograph.…
I have got shadows that are punched in the darkness here. I don't have…overexposed highlights, but my overall tonal relationships are a little more…like a normal photo.…So let's take a look at the controls that we have here and see how we can adjust this.…Brightness, Tonal Range Compression and Contrast Adaptation, I am grouping these…together, because these three sliders really work together to adjust overall…
- Understanding how the image sensor detects shadows
- Capturing a broader dynamic range
- Knowing when to use HDR
- Finding good HDR subject matter
- Using gradient masks to improve dynamic range
- Merging in Photoshop and processing elsewhere
- Dealing with ghosting
- Reducing noise and correcting chromatic aberrations
- Handling HDR images that seem flat
- Combining HDR and LDR (low dynamic range)
- Selective editing with HDR Efex Pro
- Creating panoramic HDR images
- Creating an HDR time lapse
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Masterywith Deke McClelland20h 1m Advanced
Photography Foundations: Exposure (2010)with Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
2. What Is HDR?
3. Shooting and Organizing HDR
4. Expanding Dynamic Range Through Masking
5. Processing Multi-Shot HDR Images in Photoshop CS5
6. Additional Retouching and Finishing
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