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Hands-on Photo Tip: Creating Truly Realistic HDR Images with Adobe Camera Raw

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In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you a really cool way to create a realistic-looking HDR image with a completely non-destructive workflow. We're going to use a feature in Photoshop CS6 that allows you to merge your source photos and bring the resulting 32 bit HDR image into Adobe Camera Raw (or Lightroom) to tone map it.

Photomatix Pro 5 - How to Use the Contrast Optimizer

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The Contrast Optimizer is probably the most important new feature of Photomatix Pro 5. It's a new tone mapping method that is tailored to produce more realistic results than the well-known Details Enhancer.
21 HDR Photography Myths Busted - featured - 01

21 HDR Photography Myths Busted

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A good way of getting things straight concerning a particular…

HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Take me to Istanbul (HDR Panorama)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Take me to Istanbul…

HDR Cookbook - Before and After: St. Martin's Cathedral (HDR Vertorama)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "St. Martin's…
The Library (HDR Vertorama) - Before-and-After comparison (click to enlarge)

HDR Cookbook - Before and After: The Library (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: The Refuge (HDR Panorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Ethnographic Museum - Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: The Ingress (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - The Making of "The Green Room - Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)"

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This video shows the entire post-processing work starting…
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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: The Green Room - Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)

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HDR Cookbook - The Three Rules of Noise Reduction

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One of the main problems of any HDR workflow that involves tone-mapping…
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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Basilica of Vierzehnheiligen - Bad Staffelstein, Germany (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Hall of Fame - Ludwigsburg, Germany (HDR)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Chain Bridge - Budapest, Hungary (HDR)

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HDR Cookbook - Using Topaz Adjust to Improve Your Images

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Using special software to enhance HDR images after the tone-mapping…
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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Wuerttemberg Mausoleum - Stuttgart, Germany (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Matthias Church - Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Baroque Oval - Ludwigsburg Palace, Germany (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: The Blue Room - Bebenhausen Palace, Germany (HDR)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "The Blue Room…