Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - HDR effects

What is HDR? High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of exposures (the range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDR is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows. This method was developed to produce a high dynamic range image from a set of photographs taken with a range of exposures.

Source : Wikipedia

By right, to create HDR, you need at least 3 different exposures of a same photo, but in this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to create HDR from a single image in just 5 easy steps!



Step 1

First of all, open any photo that you want to convert to HDR. I'll using one of my Butterfly Park Photoshoot photo.

Step 2

Now, go to Image> Adjustments> Shadow/Highlights. Set the "Shadow" and "Highlights" amount to "50%"

Step 3

Make another copy of the photo by dragging it to the "New Layer" icon.

Step 4

Then go to Image> Adjustments> Desaturate (for CS3 users, choose "Image> Adjustments>Black & White" and click "OK")

Step 5

After that, change the layer blending to "Hard Light".

Done! Can you see the difference now?

Here are some of the photos taken by me from different locations around Malaysia using the same technique.









Do leave comment or question if you have any.

Cheers!

18 comments:

Kristijan Ć krlec said...

:)

KOKahKOK said...

this one easy rames! hehe ...i wan learn gif file animated photos forgot to do jor haha

JeevaN said...

Thanks for the tutorial bro...
:)

Anonymous said...

this tutorial is very cool and easy to recreatate, but is this really HDR? the HDR pictures I have in mind seem to me more surreal.
but nevertheless a great effect and keep up the good work

h0cmun said...

cool. never know there's a simpler way of doing HDR liked image.
thanks for sharing.

gary ooi said...

This one shud be easier compared to other tuts. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

Sahitya said...

Hey,Thanks bro..really helpful :)

Tyler said...

Well there's always Photomatix to get the job done! =D

Good take on a different method anyway =)

Seal in Astral said...

cool man... i will learn some from here....wanted to learn PS eventhough I dont believe much in Photoshoping the photos.

Matthew said...

thank u r information

it very useful

u r blog Is very nice

Katie Ong said...

NIce job Man...is easy n useful...no nid worry that the photo i take is too bright liao..haha

Keep going on.....

k3sh said...

is this technic onli applied for photos that taken at daylight?

dendy said...

aawweesome!

adobe basics said...

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