Tag Archive: Video

Aug 23 2013

HDR and Halos Episode 3: Nik HDR Efex Pro II

A while back I started a series of HDR tutorial Episodes related to avoiding Halos.  In Episode 1 I covered how to avoid them altogether using Photomatix Pro and Camera Raw.  In Episode 2 I showed how to fix them using Photoshop.  Today in Episode 3, I am showing you how to avoid them using …

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Jul 19 2013

Topaz Lens Effects


Have you been formally introduced to Topaz Lens Effects yet?  I recently had my introduction and I am more than pleased with the results I am receiving.  I formerly thought Lens Effects was for selective blurring and fixing common lens problems like vignetting and aberrations.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is packed …

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Jun 21 2013

Photoshop CC Tutorial Review

Today’s tutorial is a quick look at the new features within Photoshop CC and a couple of pointers on how to set yours up for success.  Your Presets will transfer over smoothly, however, your Preferences will not!  I highlight a couple of things to take heed when you first open Photoshop CC. The new features …

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May 31 2013

How To Watermark Your Photos

To Watermark or not to Watermark, that is the question? I do not place watermarks on my landscape and gallery images here on EverydayHDR.  I am not worried about my internet sized pictures getting stolen.  If a perpetrator were to steal a 100 kilobyte image from me they would not be able to get a …

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Apr 19 2013

Adobe Camera Raw: The Adjustment Brush

I recently shot a picture of a barn at sunset.  I brought it into Photomatix and tone mapped it and all was going well, but I had one distinct problem.  The sky was very blue and the barn was very red.  Talk about two completely opposite ends of the White Balance and Color Temperature spectrum!  I …

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Apr 12 2013

Fixing Noisy HDR Clouds


A viewer recently requested a tutorial discussing how to fix noisy HDR clouds without rendering them destroyed using noise reduction software.  The tone mapping process can wreak havoc on the clouds in any beautiful landscape scene.  The trouble comes when you have the perfect tone map settings for your foreground, but it is not so …

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