What is HDR imaging ? how to fake hdr in photoshop
HDR (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is very popular among the professional Photographer’s. HDR photography is a method that allows to capture a greater dynamic range between the lightest and the darkest areas of an Image, which a normal digital cameras can not capture. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels of light found in real scenes as the eye can see.
But to shoot a HDR image you need to have a high end camera, A tripod, Patients and of course a lot of time. HDR images usually consists of three images shot in three different exposure value eg. EV 0.0, EV –1 or 2 and EV +1 or 2. Some photographers takes more shots with different EV, depending on the scene.
For the less fortunate ones and a home user, today I would like to share this Photoshop tutorial, how to how to fake hdr in photoshop, with a single Image file, call it a Fake or Pseudo HDR image, I’m sure you will enjoy it.
HOW TO FAKE HDR IN PHOTOSHOP:
OK fine ! lets start. Open your image in Photoshop. Results are better if the image is of high quality, preferably larger than 800×600 (results are better). I am using PS3 however any version of PS will do. I am using this image.( I had to reduce the size of the image to load faster)
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