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Gromit44

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Re: Blending shots in Photoshop (CS6)
« Reply #15 on: 08/01/2013, 18:01:58 »
I'm using HDR Efex Pro v1.2 as a plugin to CS6. It has 32 'Presets' (grouped into realistic, artistic, surreal, landscape, etc) and a 'Custom' option. There's no mention of a 'Default' option.

I'm using ProPhoto RGB in NX2 & CS6. I always convert to 16 bit TIFF when leaving NX2 for more pp in CS6.

(BTW the camera is shooting in Adobe RGB).
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Re: Blending shots in Photoshop (CS6)
« Reply #16 on: 08/01/2013, 19:50:30 »
I'm using HDR Efex Pro v1.2 as a plugin to CS6.

Hmm, looks like the new version has improved the quality of the tone mapping. You can always download a trial version to see if it works better for you.

It has 32 'Presets' (grouped into realistic, artistic, surreal, landscape, etc) and a 'Custom' option. There's no mention of a 'Default' option.

Default is the setting where you apply no preset at all.

I'm using ProPhoto RGB in NX2 & CS6. I always convert to 16 bit TIFF when leaving NX2 for more pp in CS6.

(BTW the camera is shooting in Adobe RGB).

Good, that's the most optimal way.
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Re: Blending shots in Photoshop (CS6)
« Reply #17 on: 11/01/2013, 03:17:09 »
Thanks for the help Hayo.

I don't think I'll try the new version of HDR Efex Pro - I've run out of money so I couldn't afford to buy the upgrade anyway.

Btw, v1.2 launches with a preset called '00 Default'. All of its global adjustments are at 0% on launch, so this must be the one you're referring to when you say "apply no preset at all".




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Re: Blending shots in Photoshop (CS6)
« Reply #19 on: 11/01/2013, 08:38:28 »
Thanks for the help Hayo.
You're welcome! Any success with using just the one image?

I don't think I'll try the new version of HDR Efex Pro - I've run out of money so I couldn't afford to buy the upgrade anyway.
Ok, I can imagine that. Especially with your new D800, money has to run out some time  ;)

Btw, v1.2 launches with a preset called '00 Default'. All of its global adjustments are at 0% on launch, so this must be the one you're referring to when you say "apply no preset at all".
Yep, sounds like it (it will probably be a bit different from the version 2.0 results, but it should be close nevertheless)

PS. Hayo - the shot is of this place http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shakespeare/poet/birthplace/index.htm
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Re: Blending shots in Photoshop (CS6)
« Reply #20 on: 22/01/2013, 18:24:00 »
Any success with using just the one image?

I've nearly finished it using just one image. 20 edit steps in NX2 followed by numerous stages in CS6. Perspective has proved the trickiest part - it's taken four days just to get it looking ok (seriously).

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Re: Blending shots in Photoshop (CS6)
« Reply #21 on: 23/01/2013, 18:08:04 »
Wee, that's a lot of work  ??? Be sure to post your final result here, very much looking forward to it!
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