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Old Aug 31, 2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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Something I'm trying to figure out is how to create a HDR image in PSE6 ??

I took some great shots over the weekend at a local airfield and want to give them the HDR look.

If anyone has a tutorial or "step by step" instruction it would be greatly appreciated.



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Old Sep 2, 2008, 9:48 PM   #2
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I only have an older version of PSE, and it doesn't have anything dedicated to HDR, but for most purposes, the shadows/highlights tool will work pretty well to extend the perceived DR of the picture. It may be necessary to boost the saturation afterwards, and possibly do some denoising in the boosted shadow areas.

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Old Sep 4, 2008, 1:38 AM   #3
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candleman, here's something that you might be able to use:


It isn't designed specifically for PE6, but you might find it doable.

Also, strictly speaking, it is an exposure blending technique, not true HDR, but the result is quite similar.

You might find it easier to just download Photomatix Pro. This is a free download of a good HDR generation app. It's fully functional but adds a watermark to the images it creates until you buy a license. I think that there is a basic two-exposure blending function that will work without adding the watermark that the more advanced functions add. This would save a lot of time. Check it out. It might be all you need!

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