Makeshift "HDR" in Photoshop Elements =P

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  1. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    so i was messing around with photoshop today and i realized that i could produce a similar effect to HDR by overlaying layers

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    yes/no?
    (not the best picture just a means of representation =P)
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmmm... its not so much HDR but more like a Velvia film effect (bright vivid colours).

    You can manually increase the dynamic range of any shot by using curves adjustment layers and targeting different areas. ;)
     
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    I say no. because you just lost more detail in the highlights and lost more detail in the shadows...
    HDR is so keep as much detail in all ranges as possible. hence high dynamic range.
     
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    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    yah true hahah
    ah well
    always worth trying =P
     

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