Adjusting and retouching


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Adjusting and retouching

After all that fiddling we did in the HDR Pro dialog box, we are now sitting in Photoshop with our merged HDR image. What's great about this image, of course, is that compared to any of the originals that we shot, we have a very full dynamic range. I've got detail down here in the shadows. I have got detail out here in the highlights. I have got nice detail in the midtones. It still looks a little bland to me somehow. It's possibly lacking in contrast. Let's go take a look at the histogram because that's what we do when we are confused about our image. I am going to set my histogram back to RGB.

I don't need a three-channel histogram. So it appears I've got a little bit of highlight clipping somewhere. That's probably in here, in one of these highlight areas in here. I am not going to worry about that. Some little specular highlights off the leaves would look fine. But look, my black point is weak, and that's explaining the lack of contrast, and there are a cou...

Adjusting and retouching
Video duration: 7m 33s 6h 43m Intermediate

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Adjusting and retouching provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography

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Photography
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Photoshop
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