“In this Quick Tip, Julieanne quickly demonstrates how to create a 32-bit file from multiple exposures in Photoshop and then, using the Develop module in Lightroom 4.1 refines the image’s color and tonality both globally and selectively – all while still working in 32-bit!”

Read more about HDR here.

View more about HDR here.

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HDR software is most typically used to render shadow and highlight detail, but it also can be used to enhance tonal separation and detail in any range of tones, even in images with extremely low contrast. The very same tools that are used to compensate for HDR side effects can be used to sharpen any image.

When multiple bracketed exposures are merged into a single processed file, shadows and highlights that exceed the dynamic range of a camera’s sensor are compressed into the dynamic range of a digital file, taking the midtones with them. Depending on the HDR software used, a variety of tools are available to restore contrast and separation in midtones. If used aggressively, these tools produce the telltale signs of contemporary or grunge HDR artifacts: halos and texture accentuation. These are the very same artifacts that digital sharpening routines use more conservatively to make images appear sharper—only they look different.

Unlike the hard halo and line produced by the filter Unsharp Mask and more like the soft line produced by the filter High Pass, HDR sliders can give you still more points of control over line and texture, each with a slightly different flavor.

Find details on using Adobe Photoshop and NIK’s HDR Efex Pro.

Read the full article on Digital Photo Pro.

Find more sharpening resources here.

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Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to use the new video features in Photoshop CS6.

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Photoshop CS6’s Blur Gallery offers powerful, flexible tools for controlling blur in your images. You can see it in action in these three videos.

Read more about CS6’s Blur Gallery on Julianne Kost’s blog.

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“The new Color Lookup Adjustment Layer in Photoshop CS 6 has several options (3DLUT File, Abstract, and Device Link) that are used to load different “looks”. These looks are achieved by remapping every color in the image to a different one using a lookup table (LUT). I think that many photographers and designers will find their resulting color shifts quite interesting. You can think of these tables as a sort of meta-adjustment, a way to apply pre-packaged adjustments (sometimes lots of adjustments together) in one step.”

Julianne Kost has created a file that you can download free and test all the new CS6 Lookup adjustments on your image. Simply open the file and replace the contents of the Smart Object in it with one of your own images. It’s a great way to visually compare the various results in a ring around.

Find out more and download the file here.

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NAPP Instructor RC Concepcion goes over how easy it is to correct your images with Lens Aware Adjustments in Photoshop CS6. RC will even go into making further corrections in Photoshop’s new Adaptive Wide angle filter.

View more Photoshop CS6 videos here.

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