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Manual Digital Blending or DRI

 
Keema
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Aug 21, 2012 08:10 |  #1

Is there someone here who can give links or can teach the steps/procedures

on how to do a "Manual Digital Blending" ? or "DRI (Dynamic Range Increase)"?

I have asked a friend of mine, He said it involves obviously a set of pictures with different

exposures and then masking it in photoshop..

well im thinking that it might have some other procedures on the processing part on photoshop besides masking.

Thanks..




  
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Aug 21, 2012 08:19 |  #2

i've done it manually in the past using the technique you basically already outlined. Having shot an indoor architecture type image, I brought the exposure down by two stops and overlaid the window/outdoors image alone (masked) on the original exposure. Thus the indoor and outdoor scenery were both properly exposed.

The problem lies where highlights and shadows meet and the destructive effects these sharp edges can suffer. (CA, halo'ing) Precise masking and possible clone stamping are needed to clean up any unsightly effects.

Lightroom's powerful "highlights" and "shadows" sliders makes this time consuming process less necessary these days.


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Aug 21, 2012 08:29 |  #3

Pearlallica wrote in post #14886280 (external link)
The problem lies where highlights and shadows meet and the destructive effects these sharp edges can suffer. (CA, halo'ing) Precise masking and possible clone stamping are needed to clean up any unsightly effects.

This is what i was thinking as well, to have a precise masking so there will be no CA and Halo'ing on the edges.

that's why besides the masking part i am thinking/asking that maybe there's a technique here that needs to be done (on the processing part)...

here is an image i have seen that looks very natural done with a 7 exposures and with DRI process involve..

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7621567682_2e8a342f9b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/mikecruz/762156​7682/  (external link) 365 Project : Day 342 (external link) by mikecruz216 (external link), on Flickr

for me it look really good with no CA or Halo'ing on the edges..



  
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