How to make HDR?

How to make HDR?

Ok, now you already have your cool images and ready to form HDR. Making HDR involves two steps:

1) Merging into a 32-bit HDR photo (which will not look nice at first glance).

2) Tone-mapping (which will produce the cool image out of a 32-bit photo).

To perform these two steps, you need an HDR software, preferably Photomatix. There are some other softwares out there including Adobe Photoshop which can make HDR but it is well accepted that Photomatix is the best one. Therefore, in this part, I will be demonstrating the two steps (Merging and Tone-mapping) with Photomatix. To make it easy, I made video tutorials which will give you a quick understanding of the software Photomatix and the steps to make the HDR with a real demo sample.

HDR VIDEO TUTORIAL:

Generating HDR with Photomatix (Quick demo)

1.1 Merging  into 32-bit HDR image

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1.2 Tone-mapping of 32-bit image

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Generating HDR in depth (Advanced)

2.1. Removing ghosting artifacts

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2.2 Tone-mapping and saving the setting for batch processing

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2.3. Batch processing

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2.4. Polishing the Photomatix HDR result in Lightroom

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2.5. Polishing the Photomatix HDR result in Photoshop

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