Exposure Blending in Photoshop CS6

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.

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10 Comments

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

    Thanks very much for sharing this technique.

    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.

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

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