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Old Aug 20, 2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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Same picture. One for the shadows and one for the highlights. How to do it - the fastest way. Thank you

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Old Aug 20, 2009, 12:10 PM   #2
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I dont see any picture(s) popping up.
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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I dont see any picture(s) popping up.
No, just want a tutorial(?), step by step. Theoretically. Spoke to a family event photographer about HDR and his workflow. He explained that he developed two images from the Raw original and the merged them into one. Just forgot and I'm not much of a post processor

As we all know trying to make pictures in harsh, backlit conditions, is not easy, but if you etc

I'll show you the kind of pictures I'm struggling with right now

Using shadow/highlights and dodge/burn tools doesn't give me the result I want. Bracketing, using tripod. I know. But I also want hdr in pictures with moving objects

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Old Aug 20, 2009, 2:12 PM   #4
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Lots of tutorials on youtube if this one is too fast try some of the others in the same section

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BZDp...eature=related

here's a slower one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_heCeYsPLK0

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you can also do a one raw shot with photomatix what they call a pseudo not quite full hdr but can be quite effective.

you can also do it with jpegs they dont always have to be raw images but 3 shots or more do work better

btw i can see great potential in your image provided its screaming for some hdr loving

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Old Aug 20, 2009, 2:46 PM   #6
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One Raw image -> two jpg. images (one for the shadows; one for the highlights) -> merging in Photoshop CS4 (11.0.1)

It is the merging procedure I have forgotten, if I ever have known properly how to do it

It must be simple, I think, just a mental blocking. Sometime you don't see the obvious

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Old Aug 20, 2009, 2:52 PM   #7
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sorry i cant help .... i do not use photoshop for my hdr. surly someone does? if not try the trial of photomatix by far it is the best for hdr even with 3 copys the same as your image and the ev spacing set to 1 you can achieve results like this please only look at this as a example as i should imagine you could achieve far better results having the orginal images in no way do i want to offend you just keeping your options open


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Here is an itunes tutorial on the subject.
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...2&id=118108115
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One Raw image -> two jpg. images (one for the shadows; one for the highlights) -> merging in Photoshop CS4 (11.0.1)
For one thing, DO NOT USE JPEGs, period.

1. Set your ACR to output images to PS as 16bit
2. Save each shot, the highlight optimized version and the shadow optimized version, as 16bit TIFF.
3. Use File/Automation/Merge to HDR... (if using PS/CS4) to open and merge the TIFFs.
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Thank you everyone for your replies

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