The most mysterious of mysterious topics


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The most mysterious of mysterious topics

Photoshop in the larger world of digital imaging amount to a kind of secret brotherhood of secret handshakes wrapped in the shroud of absolute secrecy. Topics like masking, the Pen tool, blend modes, and Smart Objects are about as intuitive as studying quantum mechanics during a visit to your local DMV, while clutching the instructions to a children's toy that begins with the words "Some Assembly Required." So it's saying something that the most mysterious topic of them all is high dynamic range, or HDR.

Here is the skinny. A typical 8-bit per channel image offers as many as 16 million colors. That's normal dynamic range, which is all your monitor can show you. A 16-bit per channel image offers as many as 281 trillion colors. We'll call that medium dynamic range. Then there is 32-bits per channel, or high dynamic range which theoretically provides up to 79 octillion colors or 6 sextillion colors for every pixel in a 12 megapixel photograph, which on first blush s...

The most mysterious of mysterious topics
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The most mysterious of mysterious topics provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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