Combine multiple exposures with layer masks Photoshop CC


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Combining multiple exposures with layer masks

We can see in these next two images that the dynamic range in the original scene had a lot of contrast. There was a big difference between the lightest area in the clouds and the darkest areas in the foreground. So sometimes instead of just taking one single photograph of a scene I'll take more than one at different exposures and then I'll use Photoshop to blend those two images together. Basically to paint in, kind of the lighter or dark areas wherever I want them.

So, with these two images selected, let's choose Tools, and then Photoshop, and then Load Files into Photoshop Layers. Bridge hands off those files to Photoshop. And we can see they're both in the same document here. But if I toggle on and off the eye icon, we can also see that they're not exactly aligned, and that's because my camera was not sitting on a tripod. So I need to align these two images. But I would prefer that Photoshop does that for me. So in the layers panel I will select ...

Combining multiple exposures with layer masks
Video duration: 5m 5s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Combining multiple exposures with layer masks provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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