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How Do You Do HDR in Photoshop?

Last updated on November 21, 2022 @ 5:21 pm

High dynamic range photography is a technique that allows you to capture more detail in both the shadows and highlights of an image. By using a combination of exposure bracketing and tone mapping, you can create images with a greater range of tonal values than what you can capture in a single image.

Photoshop has a number of tools that you can use to create HDR images, and in this article, we’ll show you how to do HDR in Photoshop.

To start, you’ll need to have a series of images that have been taken at different exposures. These images can be taken with a DSLR camera by using exposure bracketing, or they can be taken with a point-and-shoot camera by using the HDR mode.

Once you have your images, open them up in Photoshop and select the ones that you want to use for your HDR image. If you’re using a DSLR camera, it’s best to use images that have been taken at the same aperture and shutter speed so that there is less variance between the images. Once you’ve selected your images, go to File > Automate > Merge to HDR Pro.

In the Merge to HDR Pro dialog box, select the images that you want to use and click OK. Photoshop will now process your images and create an HDR image. You’ll then be presented with the HDR toning dialog box, where you can adjust the settings for your image. The first thing that you’ll want to do is set the Exposure slider to around 0.5 stops underexposed.

This will help to bring out some of the detail in the shadows of your image. Next, set the Gamma slider to 1.0. This will ensure that your image has a linear tonal range. Finally, set the Tone Curve to Medium Contrast.

Once you’ve adjusted these settings, click OK, and Photoshop will apply the changes to your image. You’ll now have an HDR image with greater detail in both the shadows and highlights.

How Do You Do HDR in Photoshop?

PRO TIP: HDR in Photoshop can be a great way to add some extra pop to your photos. However, it’s important to be aware of a few things before you start using this technique. First, HDR can create some very bright and intense colors, so it’s important to be aware of how much contrast you’re adding to your image. Second, HDR can also increase the overall noise level in your photo, so it’s important to use a noise reduction tool if you’re concerned about this. Lastly, HDR can sometimes make photos look “flat” or “unnatural”, so it’s important to experiment with different settings and find the look that you’re going for.
Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

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