Forget HDR Software – 5 Ways To Blend Any Exposures In Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In this week's tutorial, I show you 5 ways to blend any exposures in Photoshop. Anyone who has followed my website and blog for a while will know that I stopped using any form of HDR software a long time ago. I believe that, while certain [...]

The Importance of Triple/Double Processing in Photoshop & Exposure Blending

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Thank you to Heath Smith for this week's Challenge Jimmy. In this tutorial we look at how to make the most out of a single RAW file with double/triple processing in Adobe Camera RAW. This allows us to create multiple exposures from a single RAW file [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Challenge Jimmy, Digital Blending, Tutorials|6 Comments

Challenge Jimmy 2: Perfect Exposure Blending by Combining 3 methods in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre This episode's image comes from Jamen Long, who found it difficult to cleanly blend the exposures where the tree and sky meet, which ended up with dark edging. In this video, we will learn how to smoothly blend the two exposures using 3 different exposure blending [...]

Quick Photoshop Secrets 8: How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file

A question I receive regularly is how can we digitally blend a single RAW file in Photoshop. For best results, we should always aim to work with multiple exposures. But, if for whatever reason you're left with just one exposure to work with, there are many ways that we can use that exposure in a [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Digital Blending, Photoshop Secrets|7 Comments

Quick Photoshop Secrets 3: Easy Exposure Blending

Article By Jimmy McIntyreIn the third episode of our Photoshop Secrets tutorials, we look at a very easy method for blending exposures in Photoshop, thus avoiding HDR programs which may leave us with less natural imagery. The process we look at in the video is masking selections using the Color Range tool, [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Digital Blending, Photoshop Secrets, Tutorials|8 Comments

Why You Will Never Need To Use HDR Software Again To Blend Exposures

Article By Jimmy McIntyre The techniques I'm going to show you in this article are truly powerful to the photographer who wishes to take their post-processing into their own hands, and learn how to blend exposures for the cleanest, most natural results. I hope you enjoy the information. There are many more free tutorials like [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|Digital Blending|8 Comments

How To Create A Realistic Fake Long Exposure Effect In Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Nothing looks quite as good as using an ND filter when it comes to long exposures. But if you don't have one, there are wonderful ways of producing the effect in post-processing. I created this video tutorial to show you how to create a realistic fake long exposure in Photoshop. You [...]

By | January 23rd, 2015|Cityscapes, Digital Blending, Tutorials|2 Comments

Photography Tutorials On 500px

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Over the last 6 months I've had the pleasure of being a regular contributor to the 500px blog. I've written articles ranging from post-processing, digital blending, shooting, and even gaining more followers. For convenience, I've published links to my last 6 articles here, so that you may find them all in [...]

By | December 29th, 2014|Cityscapes, Digital Blending, Tutorials|0 Comments

How To Double Process & Digital Blend a Single RAW File in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre This superb tutorial from Sea2Summit Workshops will show you how to double process a single RAW file in order extend its dynamic range. The beauty of this is that most of the processing is done in ACR, so we are utilizing that wonderful depth of information that a RAW file can [...]

By | October 19th, 2014|Digital Blending, Tutorials|3 Comments

Luminosity Masks – Why Can’t I Paint Inside The Selection?

Article By Jimmy McIntyre As beginners to luminosity masks, there are a number of challenges we face in understanding their application. LMs are a wonderful tool for any landscape or cityscape photographer, but one of the most common questions I'm asked by newcomers to LMs is, 'why can't I paint inside the mask selection?' It [...]

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