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February 15th, 2013

Exposure Blending in Photoshop CS6

Posted By Jay Goodrich

It’s not that often that I use exposure blending anymore because many of my clients want a single capture image. In addition though, Adobe’s Lightroom 4 software has such a robust RAW processing engine now, that I can usually get detail out of both my shadows and highlights if I expose in the proper area of my histogram. Like all of photography though, there are many solutions for many situations, and the technique that I highlight here is one of the best that I have found to deal a high dynamic range when my subject rises above my horizon in my composition. I hope that you find it useful in your workflow when processing images as well.

If you have any suggestions for additional tutorials that you would like to see, don’t hesitate to send me an email.


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  1. Katy Perry Says:

    Excellent tutorial! Your workflow was detailed but correctly paced, and very informative!

    Thanks very much for sharing this technique.

  2. Michael Floy Says:

    Jay, Thank you for sharing this tutorial. It was very informative and I learned a few new things to try in Photoshop that I have not used before. I have not done any layer exposure blending but am excited to try this technique.

  3. Jay Goodrich Says:

    You are welcome Katy. Thank you so much for commenting.

  4. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Great Michael! Let us know how it goes when you give it a try.

  5. J Sweeney Says:

    Excellently presented and informative.

  6. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Thank you very much!

  7. Charles Landis Says:

    Great tutorial, thank you! I use this technique a lot and you’ve given me some excellent tools to refine my work even more.

  8. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Thank you for the comment Charles. Let me know how it goes once you give it try.

  9. Steve Says:

    Wow, awesome video – thanks so much!

  10. Jay Goodrich Says:

    You are welcome Steve. Glad you enjoyed it.

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