Tone Adjustment for HDR in P'shop

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  1. GeorgeUK

    GeorgeUK TPF Noob!

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    I've seen some really great examples of HDR on the forum (v impressed). :thumbup:

    Can anyone give me any pointers about the critical stage of 'tonal adjustment' for creating HDR images in photoshop.
    - How to do it
    - What kind of things should I be changing
    - What's best to do
    - What to avoid

    Sorry to sound like an uber-n00b...:blushing::blushing::blushing:

    TIA :thumbup:
     
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    You just do everything default
    then you go to "image> mode> 8 bit
    Then you can adjust the curve until it looks how you want. I think it's the last option in the listbox that lets you do it.

    you'll see what I mean.
     
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    From what I've used of Photoshop's HDR's it doesn't appear to give you as much freedom of control as Photomatix: http://www.hdrsoft.com/.

    I prefer Photoshop HDR for more natural looking images and Photomatix when I want something more surreal.
     
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    Depends on what you want done.

    Well, what would you want done?

    It's your image, your choice.

    doing everything in JPEG.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    NO! I highly suggest going to 16bit to tonemap, and dropping down to 8bit AFTER you have done your adjustments.

    There's no real answer to this. One method I use for tone control is duplicate the layer and change blending mode to overlay, curves, levels, contrast/brightness, channel mixer, all work too. There's countless other ways too.
     
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