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pillman

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« on: November 12, 2006, 05:15:15 PM »

In raw exposed for highlights and shadows and combined in ps2.. Tweaked with masks and obtained what I saw.. View from backyard, taken with the OLD D-100.
http://www.pbase.com/pillman/image/69747573.JPG
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 05:51:44 PM »

I would like to see a less extreme blending in the sky. For some reason the clouds look funny, like they were cut out and pasted onto the blue sky.

Be very careful about blending boundries. The mountains in the background have a dark halo near the top, and the foreground mountains have a light halo in the sky. It looks like what happens when you turn up local contrast enhacement too much.

The solutions I have found to these problems can be to: Lessen the exposure gap in certain areas, (such as the clouds); this can be done with more curve layers. And to be very careful about the borders of your layer masks. Use gradients when there are no sharp edges and make borders exactly follow the edges in the image. Tone masking seems to be a great techniqie that I am not yet any good at.

I find myself using many layers and masks, (probably too many), when working on a project such as this. Just stand back and ask yourself, "does this look right?"; strive to remove any artificial-looking effects.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006, 03:39:00 AM »

I did the same thing but with 3 images here___

1st shot exposed for shady foreground
2nd for bright distant ground
3rd to bring the sky down

When you merge, try feathering your selections quite a lot, it makes merging much easier although it can end up with misty boundaries
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2006, 07:24:11 AM »

Another option that gets around the "edge" issue is to (having the lighter image on top) hit crtl alt ~   This creates a luminosity selection, then del  

This shot was of 5 images combined using this technique.



Mahleu, I do like the surreal quality of your example.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 11:50:13 AM »

Hi Tim,
Could you please elaborate a bit more on this technique.

Thanks,
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