Tutorial: Fake HDR photo

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  1. Nill

    Nill TPF Noob!

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    I have published tutorial about making fake HDR photos in photoshop. If you are interested visit -> http://www.nill.cz/index.php?set=tu1 .

    I will glad answer your question about procedure in discussion below tutorial

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    Your link is not working.
     
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    it's true - not working. and I'd really like to see it :thumbup:
     
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    Nill TPF Noob!

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    There were some problems with hosting, I hope that it's all right now.
     
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    M-O-S TPF Noob!

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    How's it fake? Lol

    Looks cool
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Awww :cry: - my ancient PS doesn't have many of the things referred to in the tutorial :cry: ... it is too old...
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    If the tones in the photo cover a large dynamic range, then it's an HDR. It doesn't matter how you did it. It's not "Fake", just like a raw file is not "fake" when compared to a negative.
     
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    But original photo doesn't cover high dynamic range, whole scene is within dynamic range of standard digital sensor. Sky is overexposured and it was made in Photoshop (render clouds). One single photo from digital camera could not give HDR image.

    Acording to wikipedia: (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allow a far greater dynamic range of exposures than normal digital imaging techniques.
     
  10. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    from one RAW you can extract usually at least two jpegs, of which one is exposed properly for the clouds, and one is exposed "properly" for the foreground ... after you pulled the shadows up a bit in the raw conversion process.

    Those two images can be combined to a sort of HDR image.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I don't really go to Wikipedia to find facts. HDRI is a fancy name for an image that encompasses a higher dynamic range than the medium can normally capture. This has been done with film for years, without the need for multiple photos. Ansel Adams used the zone system to compress the dynamic range to fit his medium. The use of neutral density filters has allowed landscape photographers to capture high dynamic range scenes with slide film, which has a very narrow dynamic range in comparison. I'm not knocking your technique. It's another way to do things in photoshop, which is always cool, and your end result is good. There is nothing fake about it though.
     
  12. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    But AA never called it HDR or even High Dynamic Range. Sure, it's just arguing over the definitions of words and phrases, but if someone says HDR to me I would assume that there was a 32 bit HDR file created from multiple files involved in the process at some point.

    When I saw the title of the post "Fake HDR Photo" I knew exactly what he meant: that it was going to be some sort of local contrast manipulation without using multiple exposures.

    Can anything that exists in reality actually be fake? I think the word "fake" is a fake!

    Looks like an interesting tutorial; I'll be checking it out when I have more time.
     

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