Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom 4.1 HDR Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom 4.1 HDR Tutorial

This is a full tutorial on how to use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom 4.1 to create and process 32bit TIFF files as “HDR” with NO OTHER SOFTWARE or plug-ins re…

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16 responses to “Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom 4.1 HDR Tutorial”

  1. shibli noman says:

    Hello, are you familiar with “photo SFX art” (search on Google for it)? On their website you can watch a smart free video explaining how to make incredible photographs. This helped Daniel to take photos which leave you with a jaw-dropping-effect after you look at them. Hopefully it will work for you also.

  2. ModifiedPhoto says:

    You can use ANY application to blend your images into a 32bit TIFF file. I know that many stand-alone HDR programs have the ability to create 32bit TIFF without applying any processing or tone mapping to them. I personally tried it with Photomatix Pro and it created a perfectly useable TIFF that I could fully edit in Lightroom. I’m sure their are probably even free applications out there to merge brackets into 32bit TIFF files also.

  3. mcchrisistheshit says:

    You didn’t use Lightroom to make the HDR though… You used Photoshop CS whatever and edited in Lightroom.
    All I have as far as editing software is Adobe Lightroom 4.1, is there any way I can make an HDR solely using Lightroom..? I would really rather not pay $600 for Photoshop just to make high dynamic range pictures.

  4. NobilisBellator says:

    Oh by the way I’ve been kind of busier on my Vimeo chanel and the HDR TL on Vimeo for Sunny Sunday was updated to a more recent edit (forgot to change the YouTube version) and it has camera movement on the sequences where the YouTube one did not: vimeo dot com/46566396

  5. NobilisBellator says:

    Hahaha great idea….If I only knew how to create actions in CS5….can you put that on your subscribers waiting list? I’m a beginner in Time Lapse photography but hey If you want to check them out I have two or three. Started in June with my first one and just uploaded my latest one, which is my favorite to date. It’s called A Day IN Funes (2012) but not all sequences are in Hdr. My second Time Lapse was all HDR and it’s called Sunny Sunday. All on my channel. Great channel you have.

  6. ModifiedPhoto says:

    I’m sure that you could easily create an action in Photoshop to process numerous “sets” of images for HDR, then output that back into Lightroom. In Lightroom, assuming you use the same settings for each HDR, you just “process” one and copy those settings to all of the remaining images. Then tell Lightroom to export those to whatever file format and settings you like. Might be a bit more work, but may be better results. I’d love to see a HDR time-lapse video if you have something to share.

  7. NobilisBellator says:

    The only reason I use Photomatix is because of their batch processing capabilities. When I do Time Lapse Video with certain scenes in HDR I just can’t imagine myself doing thru this however simple and fast workflow you just showed us for hundreds if not thousands of images. Any idea if there could be some way to automate this? Great tutorial and it challenges me to go out there and make a great panorama, which is one of my favorite photography moments after Time Lapse which I discovered lately

  8. tboneporn2002 says:

    Lightroom 4 + Enfuse (or LREnfuse – plug-in for Lightroom) it´s one of the more natural way to get a great dynamic range among others options.

  9. ModifiedPhoto says:

    Thanks, glad I could help. I agree, being able to work in just Lightroom and Photoshop makes things a lot easier. As much as I like some of the HDR software packages out there, including Photomatix, I’ve been looking for a way to make the HDR process easier and faster but still give me realistic results. This is probably my favorite method to do so now.

  10. Lukas Kramer says:

    Thanks for this video 🙂

  11. Lukas Kramer says:

    Thanks for this video 🙂

  12. Michael Johnson says:

    Nice tutorial, this gives me some ideas for some interesting approaches. I haven’t done a lot of HDR work, and I have used Photomatix for the things I have done, but being able to work with HDR entirely within the Adobe products sounds very appealing. Thanks!

  13. ModifiedPhoto says:

    The reason I say not nearly the same is because Photomatix uses Tonemapping, where as this is not Tonemapping. Although you can get similar results from the high bit depth file, the process is different.

  14. Lars Veldscholte says:

    The Photomatix interface you’re talking about is in fact the tonemap function of Photomatix 😉

  15. Lars Veldscholte says:

    Yes it only allows you to merge the files to a HDR, which isn’t tonemapped. A normal 32-bit HDR is not suitable for viewing on a normal display so you have to tonemap it, or edit it with Lightroom and tweak the clarity and curve settings.

  16. Eaton Zhou says:

    So basically what this does is allow you to edit a really high bit TIFF file that has all the data from the bracketed images correct? When 4.1 was announced I was expected a Photomatix like interface for HDR but I guess I was wrong.

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