Photoshop Madness for High-End Photo Retouching & HDR techniques

by Fred Showker

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Results Using Layers in Photoshop

Photoshop Photo Retouching Tutorials

Learn how to achieve HDR results in Photoshop using bracketed exposures during the production process and then Photoshop layers afterwards. Author Darren Rowse writes :
      There currently seems to be a lot of interest in HDR or similar processes. What is HDR? Essentially, it’s about collecting a series of shots taken on a tripod at different exposures and allowing über clever software to merge them together to make one supposedly perfectly exposed image. There are various types of software or plug-ins such as Photoshop, Photomatrix or FDR Tools that make producing a HDR image fairly straight forward.
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Exposure blending tutorial

Photoshop Photo Retouching Tutorials

John Watson, the original founder of Photodoto, wrote this tutorial which gives some really logical results . . . John writes :
      After posting Getting the Exposure Right, I received a quite a few questions about how I achieved the HDR (High Dynamic Range) version of the mailbox photo (last photo in that article). This tutorial will walk you through the basics of creating the same look by hand. All you need is camera and photo editing software that supports layer masking (you can follow these steps in Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and The GIMP, among others).
learn these retouching techniques Full story : John Watson, Photodoto
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