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Post by SpiffyPix on 2009-01-21, 18:20

Here's a fairly lame HDR tutorial that I created and posted on Photosig.

http://www.photosig.com/articles/1631/article

Please feel free to check it out!

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Post by thesnapper on 2009-01-21, 20:20

Hi Melanie, hope the forum takes off, its a great idea. Cheers Neal

http://www.naturescapes.net/072006/rh0706_1.htm

and another awesome tut

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/

although on the last link much of the stuff is just a tad overcooked for my liking.

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Post by SpiffyPix on 2009-01-21, 20:45

thanks, Neal! I happen to be quite fond of overcooked. But I know I'm in the minority (awwwh!).

Please pass this forum onto others, if possible. Smile

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Post by thesnapper on 2009-01-21, 20:58

Ok, will do, i will post a link at my own forum here

http://s3.excoboard.com/exco/index.php?boardid=3440

ps i wont hold the overcooked against you lol

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Post by Lake Mary on 2009-01-21, 21:15

Is Melanie from the www.theswampbbs.com for the S2 forum?

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Re: My HDR tutorial

Post by Monastic Images on 2009-01-22, 23:04

Although it is technically not a tutorial, the video series on KelbyTraining by Matt Kloskowski is very well done. The name of the series is Real World HDR. It serves as a good primer on technique using Photomatix, but still contains enough "goodies" to be of value even to an experienced user.
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Re: My HDR tutorial

Post by SpiffyPix on 2009-01-23, 16:23

The best tutorial I've seen was done by Ben Wilmore on the Xtrain.com website. He goes into a lot of detail with a lot of great tips. Ben tends to go for the slightly surreal look, but that's what I love. Wink

Check out Ben Wilmore's site:

http://www.thebestofben.com
click on Route 66 Galleries for some neat stuf.

Also, here is a page from Mike Savad's journal on Photosig. Some of you might be familiar with his work. This page has several different entries containing different information on HDR tutorials that he's created.

http://www.photosig.com/go/users/userjournalentries?id=9050

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Post by eddiefast on 2009-01-23, 23:46

SpiffyPix wrote:Here's a fairly lame HDR tutorial that I created and posted on Photosig.

http://www.photosig.com/articles/1631/article

Please feel free to check it out!

Melanie

Melanie,

Checked out your tut, thank you. I have done some HDR, but not in about 6 months. It was fun seeing what you did. I do have a question ? I used your combo to see how it worked. After I saved the first version, you mention about bringing it back into photomatix. If it's a single tiff, how do you do that ?

I am showing you what I did on my fake HDR, wanted to do a car like yours. I just ran it threw one time in photomatix.
I also duped the photomatix image in PS and used a softlight overlay, which really looked nice.

These are very overcooked..so be ready

Here is the original

http://edkelly.smugmug.com/photos/460448533_uSamf-L.jpg

Photomatix

http://edkelly.smugmug.com/photos/460435959_ZhAW7-L.jpg

Photomatix PS... layer....soft light

http://edkelly.smugmug.com/photos/460436052_XMWrQ-L.jpg

Thanks


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Re: My HDR tutorial

Post by HDRJunkie on 2009-01-24, 08:18

SpiffyPix wrote:Here's a fairly lame HDR tutorial that I created and posted on Photosig.

http://www.photosig.com/articles/1631/article

Please feel free to check it out!

Melanie

It's cool how Photomatix turned those buildings into clouds... lol!
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Re: My HDR tutorial

Post by SpiffyPix on 2009-01-24, 18:42

HDRJunkie wrote:

It's cool how Photomatix turned those buildings into clouds... lol!

I bet you didn't know Photomatix could do that. affraid

The buildings were ugly as sin so I had to do something with them. I probably should have lowered the opacity of the clouds a little, but live & learn...

Ed wrote:

After I saved the first version, you mention about bringing it back into photomatix. If it's a single tiff, how do you do that ?

As long as you save the first pass as a 16bit tiff, you can reopen it. If, when you're opening a file, the tiff option isn't in the drop-down menu, I think you have to go to preferences and select the option that allows you to edit tiffs. I don't have Photomatix on the laptop so I'll double-check it when i fire up the fancy editing PC. Smile


I am showing you what I did on my fake HDR, wanted to do a car like yours. I just ran it threw one time in photomatix.
I also duped the photomatix image in PS and used a softlight overlay, which really looked nice.

These are very overcooked..so be ready
Thanks for the warning, Ed, lol. I like the third version the best, I think. The car is killer! If I could just make a suggestion, I think you might consider desaturating the buildings just a touch so that they don't compete with the car. Great job tho!

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Re: My HDR tutorial

Post by muralist0221 on 2009-03-07, 02:01

Thank you for mentioning the PhotoSig tutorial. Printed it and followed your instructions religiously. Have used both the Photomatrix image downloading and the CS-3 image aligning method (which Melanie suggests) and have gotten different, but interesting results. I was so dumb, didn't know you could tonemap more than once. Boy, does that create some "creationist" images. Still learning, thanks for your help.
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