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

Posted by in Featured Photo, Photoshop, Tutorials

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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Make it Rain – Photoshop Tutorial

Article by Bill Fritz If you have read my previous articles on HDR One you will know that I am really into photo manipulation.  I feel that the use of Photoshop to further enhance your photo is not a sin, but rather an opportunity to create the artwork you envision. Here we have a HDR photo I took a while back on a cloudy day...

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HDR, Sharpness, and Detail, OH MY!

Article by Bill Fritz One of the characteristics of HDR photography that has always excited me was the amount of detail you can achieve from the processing that would otherwise be impossible in a normal photo.   I have always been a pixel peeper in that sense and continue to try and figure out new ways to pull out as much detail...

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HDR Tutorial – Day to Night

Nov 18, 12 HDR Tutorial – Day to Night

Posted by in Experimental Techniques, Tutorials

I am often confronted by other photographers (purists) and/or strongly opinionated laymen about the “heavy” editing of my photos.  “It’s not really photography when you alter your photos with Photoshop!”, They exclaim.  To which I reply, “Well I don’t only consider myself a photographer,...

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