Merging a focus stack with Photoshop


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Merging a focus stack with Photoshop

So, I've taken my massive data, my huge stack of images, out of my camera, and copied them onto my computer. I am ready to start the merging process. I am going to do that using Photoshop CS6. Now, if you are using an earlier version of Photoshop, you might still have the same feature. You can find out by going to the Edit menu, and seeing if there is an Auto-Align Layers, and Auto Blend Layers. Doesn't matter if they are grayed out; you just need to have them there. If you have got them there, then you're going to be able to follow along here. I'm going to switch over to Bridge now, where I am browsing the folder, where I copied all of my images. [00:00:3.15] As you will recall, I shot RAW+JPEG.

My idea was merging raw files takes such a long time that, because I don't know yet if my shot really works, I would also shoot lo- res JPEG files, so that I could get a quick speedy merge to find out if my lighting is okay, if I like the shot, if it set up well. So, that'...

Merging a focus stack with Photoshop
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Merging a focus stack with Photoshop provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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