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  1. bullshark

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    I've been hired to do a website, and the owner of the website LOVES HDR and tone mapped images and wants me to incoporate it into his website. I mess around with HDR but the stuff he wants to do, I'm not good at. Can anyone shed some light on the creation of images like these?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorlino/2882454754/sizes/o/in/pool-407790@N24/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/foo_foo/2874456551/in/pool-hhdr

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiddocone/2879542193/sizes/l/in/pool-64271800@N00/

    You get the idea. He likes the raelly sureal stuff. And I would love to be able to add this to my resume. I understand many photographers feel HDR cheapens the art and arent too fond of it. This isnt the thread to get that message out. I need this knowledge for a job..
     
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    its just a heavily edited tone mapped image.. once you've created your HDR (by merging 2 or more differently exposed images), mess with the saturation and lumination...
     
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    nah, I got the basics. I got the theory, its the REAL sureal look I cant seem to accomplish. I use Photomax and Media Chance Dynamic HDR (which is great). Are these artists adjusting these photos after the tone mapping? Changing lighting in lightroom? Anything in Photoshop? I'm stumped.. Thanks..
     
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    the photos shown in the links you provide also have a lucisart sense about them which is more than just over the top HDR.


    http://www.lucisart.com/
     
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    ya know its funny I was lookin through that site today and I even downloaded the plug-in for photoshop elements and i was totally disappointed with it. The effects IMO are garbage.. I could just be using it wrong, cause I have seen some other peoples results. To me though, seems like junk.. Do you have any experience with Lucisarts product?
     
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    Google cross processing with PhotoShop. I would start with one or more of the photos before merging.

    This may not be the answer but try it and see.
     
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    I googled cross processing and although its a nice effect, its not what I was looking for. It did however lead me to a link to YOUTUBE in which I did more searching and came up with a few promising videos. I found [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYxiWnqcTE0"]THIS[/ame] video but there is no sound and it goes SO damn fast that I'm having a hard time telling what he is doing in Photoshop. The Photomatix stuff and the Neat Image stuff I got, but the Photoshop is going to fast. He makes some adjustments in the beginning, and then does some High Pass sharpening. Maybe some of you Photoshop pro's can view it and shed some light.. The end photo is getting much closer to my goal than any other tutorial I have found so far.. Thanks!
     
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    you can get the sureal look just using photomatix.. you just have to mess with the settings... heres one I did.. its made using 1 picture (i changed the exposure in lightroom) thus creating 3 images (orignal, -3exp and +3exp) then popped it into photomatix, and messed around with the settings and came up with this:
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    Well then ****, I'm toss my computer into the middle of the local highway here and take up knitting. I cant combine tone-mapping with "real" smoothness in the image. Great job though. You dont happen to have the saved .hdr file that you would be willing to let me take a peak at/mess with would ya? The picture will not be used for anything other than my own personal learning.. Thanks!
     
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    i didnt no.. i grab another image and see what I can come up with for you though.

    ok heres an orignal:
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    Heres the edited one:
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    And heres the tone map settings..
    [​IMG]

    The key is to play with the settings... this image took me 2 minutes to edit... and it looks pretty good to me.. the key in getting that "surreal" look (i call it a cartoony look) is the strength and the black point..
     
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    Thanks man, I appreciate it.
     

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