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Simple HDR Tutorial by gameplayer529 Simple HDR Tutorial by gameplayer529
Its all explained in the tutorial. At first it was a beginner's tutorial, but pros can also benefit from it.

Here are some of my HDR Pics done with this procedure:
HDR Clouds: [link]
HDR Mountain: [link]
HDR Fire: [link]
Rainy Day: [link]
HDR Cerromar: [link]
Pool HDR 1: [link]
Pool HDR 2: [link]
Lone Tree: [link]
staring at the range: [link]
Nature at its highest: [link]

(from one of the comments:
You should add increasing the contrast and adjusting the saturation to part of the HDR process, because images look kind of bland strait from the conversion to 8-bit. And, adjusting the curves can help bring out highlights and shadows.)
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KassiG Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
will be citing this for my photography project :)
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morganablackcat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Nice! :)
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VictoriaAnneManning Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Good tutorial. :)
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ShiruLi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank's for the help :)
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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Ckeaschz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
i dont think one of ur pictures was blurry, trees seldomly stand absolutely still so even if you didnt notice it, every picture the friggin trees had other positions. hence the blurred image
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah I figured that, but the second one (compared to the others) is way blurrier.
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TakeItAllphotos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Thanks

This is how my turned out [link]
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dozalt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
"QTPFSGUI" is a great alternative to PhotoShop, it offers tone maps and it's free. Check my gallery for some samples using the Fattal algorithm.
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is already a pretty old tutorial, you got some good stuff. Hell now a days I can take decent HDR on my phone technology can get pretty ridiculous sometimes lol.
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Gothic-Nyu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A very good tutorial :D Easy to understand and encouraging to go out and to try it yourself :tighthug:
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tripptaylor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I dont see tone mapping in any of these... Are these all just an HDR merge.?
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ashutosh16 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Thank you for the tips. It's very simple. I'm sure one can create some cool images with this.
Thank you once again.
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ohara1901 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just stumbled upon this tutorial by chance, I found it very helpful and easy to understand. Thanks heaps :)
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LMPPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is great! Do you know if it works with PS Elements? I can't try it out now because I have some problems with my laptop...
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RNDave Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely a useful tutorial!! :]
I found an answer for many questions I had :]
I will follow your tips, thank you very much ^_^
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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ujangapri Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Nice tutorial you got there. I've been wondering how to make a HDR image from a moving object, i'm a bit confused since we need to take 3 pictures with different exposure, but the objects will keep on moving. Does RAW files have something to do with this?
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dozalt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I have several examples using HDRI on moving objects. It gives a nice feeling of momentum to the images.
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Kols Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you can't make HDR of moving objects, if your main focus is that moving object. The idea is to take a lot of photos of the exact SAME thing, only with different settings. So, unless you move and are able to change the settings at the speed of light, I don't think you can do it, unfortunately=)
And RAW is only a file-format which is uncompressed - a JPEG-file is what your camera compresses the image into. With RAW, the camera stores all it's settings into that image-file, so that you can edit it more accurately.
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ujangapri Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Wow, thanks a bunch
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:iconkols:
Kols Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob! I just learned it myself, so I wanted to explain it better to myself as well, hehehe
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dozalt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I have several examples using HDRI on moving objects. It gives a nice feeling of momentum to the images.
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PalomaDyz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
My first HDR :)
[link]
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MissKris11 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for this. :) My first HDR! :D

[link]
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MissKris11 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been trying to read as much as I can about HDR and trying to learn how to do it with my new camera, and your tutorial seems like it will really help me so thank you. :)
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wla91 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Helpful!! this really helped me a lot about what is exactly hdr!! Thanks A loT!!!

:+fav: :D!!
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your very welcome
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thedaemonspawn Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Great tutorial! Thanks for creating it! :D
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npali Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Keep on with the good work =D
Thank u for the tutorial!
:+fav:
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TheWinterStorm Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this! I've been looking everywhere for a tutorial which I can actually understand :D
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very much welcomed :)
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denyszaikin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
thank you very much!! it's really easy ))
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Fatsmasterson Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Very helpful for the beginner, (me), thanks gameplayer.
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Captain-Dagger Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I wanted to try this for a very long time. Here's my outcome using this tutorial: [link] Thanks again. :)
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mariomguy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Thanks for this tutorial! I linked one of my HDR pictures to this :)

You should add increasing the contrast and adjusting the saturation to part of the HDR process, because images look kind of bland strait from the conversion to 8-bit. And, adjusting the curves can help bring out highlights and shadows.
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, remember I made this a while ago, when I was actually just starting. As a result, I use Photomatix now for most of my HDR, but Ill make sure to put your advice on my notes :) thanks!
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mariomguy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
My first HDR would not have turned out so good unless I used your tutorial :) I thought all the pictures had to be manually put into layers and blending options had to be manually adjusted. Glad it's automated!

Photoshop actually isn't that bad with HDR. It just takes a bit of editing afterwards to get the picture to look just right. The contrast and curves adjustments make it "look" like an HDR picture. Without them, shadows and highlights are compressed and the image looks soft and fuzzy.
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah but sometimes I feel lazy.. :P
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mariomguy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Full 100% contrast works most of the time :D
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stephfuller Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008   Photographer
thankyou so much!
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AncaMitroi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot, man. it really helped! :D
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome man, glad to be of service
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noukka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Photographer
Definitely something I'd like to try.
Thank you for the tutorial! :heart:
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome! ^_^
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Julmur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Thanks veeery much (=
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
^_^
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Anoswanym Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
The best HDR tutorial! Simple, easy and good =) Thank you! :aww:
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gameplayer529 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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ThatRadKid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Great tutorial, thanks!

Understand it now xD
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