HDR Cityscape Panoramas: Video Tutorials

Introduction to Photomatix- 33:29

The basics of creating HDR images with Photomatix.

You can find a trial version of Photomatix here: www.hdrsoft.com/download.html

Make sure to download this XMP file for Photomatix and load it into the footage we took that night, so you can use it as a starting point: Photomatix XMP file

** I make a mistake at 20:10..... I say that Photoshop allows us to work in 16-bit... I mean to say 32-bit. The benefit of Photoshop over Photomatix, is that Photoshop supports 32-bit images and photomatix only supports 16-bit.

Deghosting in Photomatix - 9:13

A simple explanation of ghosting and your options for removing ghosts within Photomatix.

Make sure to download this XMP file for Photomatix and load it into the footage we took that night, so you can use it as a starting point: Photomatix XMP file

Selective Vs. global adjustments - 7:53

In this video I touch on the importance of stepping back, looking at your image and seeing exactly "where" things can be improved. You don't always want to apply that Photoshop adjustment to your entire image...

HDR with Photoshop - 12:15

This tutorial introduces you to creating HDR images within Photoshop and work non-destructively with smart objects.

Beginner's Tip - 9:19

Ever get those annoying empty spaces above and below your panoramas when using Photoshop's Photomerge? Feel forced to crop things, to the point where they no longer work, just to avoid those large empty spaces? Obviously, the idea is to avoid this by shooting it properly, but if you find yourself in this situation with an image you want to try and salvage, I've got a quick fix for you! Check out my video...

   
   
   

Pete Jones, Vancouver Photographer
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