REQ: Tutorial on blending 2 exposure bracketed images (or 2 images from 1 RAW file)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Les, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Les

    Les Guest

    Will someone recommend a tutorial on blending 2 exposure bracketed
    images (or two images derived from a RAW file) in order to correct
    over-exposed skies.


    Les, Aug 10, 2007
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  2. Les

    Joel Guest

    In general, it doesn't matter if the images come from 1 RAW or 2 JPGs, but
    what you need to do is learning some basic of "layer" and "quick mask".
    Those are very basic and 2 of the most oftens use, and when you know those 2
    then you should know what to do

    - LAYER, when you know how to use Layer then you will have (1) over-exposed
    and (2) under-exposed

    - Under-exposed, you can use Level, Curve, Hi-lite/Shadow etc. to create
    under-exposed from over-explosed

    - MASK, then you can Mask one layer to reveal other. And yes

    - You can use with combination of one of dozen blending modes, or whatever
    works best. Or you don't need blending mode at all.

    - Channel, then you may have to learn how to use Channel to create Mask,
    then you may need to learn few other basic commands to create a good,
    better Mask.

    What I am trying to say is watching one tutorial then learn to adapt to
    others, and the sooner you start learning the sooner you will enjoy what you
    learn. Start with first lesson

    - GOOGLE for something like "Masking" or "Russel Brown" (I may have the name
    spell wrong?)

    I don't think you need more than one lesson, just watch one or few video
    tutorials and if you know some basic of Photoshop then you should have the
    answer (even the tutorial is not for blending over-explosed cloud). Or try
    not to search for "over-exlosed cloud" specific.
    Joel, Aug 10, 2007
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  3. Les

    Les Guest

    Thanks, but I still want a tute.

    Les, Aug 11, 2007
  4. Les

    Joel Guest

    And I didn't forget to include it in the message, but you will have to do
    your homework.

    - Do you know what BROWSER is?

    - Do you know what GOOGLE is?

    If you know those then you should be able to find your tute. I also
    mentioned "Russel Brown" that should give you more tute than what you are
    asking, and those may take you some years to master. IOW, there should be
    plenty of blending cuz it's a pretty basic and common use.
    Joel, Aug 11, 2007
  5. Les

    Harry Limey Guest

    Alternatively you could try the Merge to HDR function built into Photoshop!
    Under the File > Automate menu.
    Harry Limey, Aug 11, 2007
  6. Les

    Les Guest

    Believe me I tried them thoroughly before posting my request.

    Different keywords have since revealed

    I downloaded the Russel Brown video (7.2MB) and then Qucktime (19.3MB)
    on my very slow connection. I wish I hadn't. For me it was a waste of
    bandwidth as videos don't go at my pace. Stopping and starting does
    not work for me either. Nor do I have CS3
    Les, Aug 11, 2007
  7. Les

    Joel Guest

    Wasting your time? Do you realize that someone spends time to share YEARS
    of experience to strangers like you, me, and many others to be able to learn
    some advanaced technique's in SECONDS?

    Do you know the value of learning? Do you know that nearly all commands
    do not need neither CS2 not CS3? You don't read here, but do you read the
    text at the author site telling you what the tutorial is about and the

    IOW, you have the problem but haven't learned, and someone toss the book
    at you and you refuse to read <bg>
    Joel, Aug 11, 2007
  8. Les

    Mike Russell Guest

    Joel, I disagree with this completely. You are giving every appearance of
    taunting an inexperienced person with the fact that you know something that
    he does not. Whether you intended this or not, it is not helpful.

    Asking an inexperienced person to Google for the answer assumes that they
    know what to Google for. When they don't, asking a question here is a good
    first step. A real person can judge where the questioner is coming from,
    help weed out irrelevant material, and tune into what the person really
    needs to know. If you're careful, and read the question carefully, you can
    often provide constructive information, even if the OP does not yet know the
    entire question that they are asking.

    As an example from another field. If you needed to know whether Barlow's
    work on fish came before or after Lorenze's work on wolves, I'll bet you
    dollars to Danishes that you could not find the answer in under 24 hours.
    The particular words in the question simply do not provide an adequate
    filter. Yet an experienced ethologist could very likely answer your
    question, and do so cheerfully, in a matter of seconds.

    That's the difference between Googling and asking a real person, and that's
    why this group is so valuable.
    Mike Russell, Aug 22, 2007
  9. Les

    Joel Guest

    You don't need to agree with me to be right. I am waiting for you to give
    some helpful to the inexpereince user, and who know I may learn something
    from you.
    We know we can count on you. So why not give the inexperience user the
    answer, instead of wasting time on me?
    Well, can you give ME the instruction how to blend 2 images (I am not even
    asking "2 images from 1 RAW file"), and you may want to be sure to give the
    right answer... because who knows I may know 0-101 different ways <bg>

    And I can warrantee that I instead of saying you are wasting my time, I
    will post a THANK YOU message for your help.

    Joel, Aug 22, 2007
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