Sunday, May 27, 2012

HDR Practice w/ Work Flow

Augusta Lock & Dam (HDR)
Augusta Lock & Dam (HDR)

Captured this high dynamic range (HDR) image a few months ago. It was taken in Augusta, GA at sunset. Just wanted to practice some HDR techniques... Wasn't thrilled with the original look so I decided to "Run it through the mill" to see if I could get a look that I liked. This is what I ended up with.

Work Flow

  1. Photomatix Pro - Combined 3 exposures -2, 0, +2 and tone-mapped w/ custom setting. Saved as 8-bit tiff.
  2. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Opened image and created a duplicate layer.
  3. Topaz DeNoise  Jpeg Strong selection
  4. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 created a duplicate layer.
  5. Topaz Clean 3 Curly Smooth Custom setting
  6. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Applied custom Watermark & saved as medium jpeg. 

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