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HDR Photography With Photoshop CS5


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This post is part of a series called Photoshop Basix.
The Preset Manager in Photoshop
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Most of you have probably seen HDR photography before - even if you didn't realize it at the time. HDR stands for high dynamic range and is a technique used to combine photographs taken under various exposures to produce an effect that is often quite beautiful. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to shoot and edit HDR photographs in Photoshop. We will discuss what bracketing means and how to shoot multiple exposures and then merge them together into one HDR image with the HDR Pro option in Photoshop CS5. We will also talk about the faux HDR effect called HDR toning for which you only need a single exposure but it still creates a very believable HDR effect. Let's get started!