High Dynamic Range (HDR) Tutorial using 1 JPG states “how to convert simple images into awesome and inspiring one”. Specially beginners will find this tutorial very useful in passion of increasing their HDR skills (HDR using Adobe Photoshop and Photomatix)
Finalized High Dynamic Range (HDR) using tutorial given below…
you will need Adobe Photoshop, Photomatix and this image
1. open this image in Adobe Photoshop
2. decrease image size (683 x 1024)
3. change exposure and save
Image > Adjustment > Exposure > Presets > Minus 2.0
4. Close without save.
5. Change exposure and save
Image > Adjustment > Exposure > Presets > Plus 2.0
6. Open Photomatix, click “Generate HDR Image” Button, Browse and open all these images (original, exposure with Minus 2.0, exposure with Plus 2.0)
7. Specify “E.V. Spacing: 2″……, IF this dialog box appears… then press OK
8. Click “Reduce Noice” in “Generate HDR – Options”… then press OK
9. As processed image appears, click “Tone Mapping”
10. In Photomatix under “Detail Enhancer” Tab, Always remember don’t touch more than these 3 options ….1. Strength, 2. Light Smoothing, 3. Microcontrast
Set other option e.g., color saturation, luminosity, Tone setting etc. in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Camera Raw or Adobe Lightroom etc.
Because Adobe Photoshop is best to deal with these, on the other hand Photomatix is best to generate HDR Image from multi exposure images.
I used here, Stregth > 100, Light Smoothing > Very Hight, Microcontrast > 0
11. Click “Process”
12. File > Save As > Save as tiff
13. Open Adobe Bride, Browse to ‘saved tiff’, right click on ‘saved tiff’, Open in Camer Raw….
14. Here in Adobe Camera Raw, you will only change in ‘Basic’ Tab , exposure > +0.50, Black > 7, Brightness > +20, Clarity > +80, Vibrance > +20, Saturation > +10
15. and your High Dynamic Range (HDR) is ready.