Removing Photomatix Halo tutorial – Grey Matters

Article by Bill Fritz Tone mapping HDR creates quite a few anomalies such as magnified image noise, ghosting, and the thing I like to call “grey matter”.  What is this grey matter I speak of, where does it come from, and how can we prevent it or fix it? This is a freshly processed HDR using Photomatix Pro.  At a quick glance...

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Blend Modes in Photoshop: Tips and Tricks

Jun 12, 13 Blend Modes in Photoshop: Tips and Tricks

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Article by Bill Fritz In Adobe Photoshop, blend modes are one of my favorite and most frequently used tools to alter the image quickly and conveniently.  In Photoshop CS6 there are a whopping total of 27 blend modes to choose from.  Each one has its unique look and purpose.  For those of you who are not familiar with the blend...

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A Couple of Basics – Gaussian Blur and High Pass Sharpening

Article by Jim Denham With the sophistication of editing software these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the latest techniques and plug-ins. One of my Christmas gifts was onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 7 upgrade and for my birthday, the Nik Software bundle from Google. These are some amazing and powerful tools that help keep...

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Photoshop Tips and Shortcuts

Article by Dave Morrow Photoshop and post processing can be a daunting tasks, but there are many ways to make things much easier on yourself & that’s where I come in. Below I have provided some quick and dirty shortcuts and post processing tips to make your everyday workflow much more efficient and add some extra pop to...

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Masking Source Files with the Quick Selection Tool

Article written by Justin Brown If I could give one piece of advice to someone getting started in HDR, it would be to spend time masking source files.  Today’s HDR software tools keep getting better, but they still aren’t perfect.  There are a few conditions like blinking lights, moving objects, or cloudless blue skies that...

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Painting with HDR

Mar 22, 13 Painting with HDR

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Article by Chris Smith Often you’ll encounter a situation where part of the scene looks great in HDR, but the HDR process turns the rest of the image into something out-of-this-world. The grass becomes neon-yellow, the clouds become black, and halos outline your subject against the sky.  One way to handle this is to combine the...

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