Digital Blending

Digital Blending Using Apply Image to Create Beautifully Natural Images

Digital Blending Using Apply Image to Create Beautifully Natural Images On Shutter…Evolve I’ve had the pleasure of writing tutorials on 3 different exposure blending methods, The Rapid Blend If Technique, Gradient Masking, and of course, the Daddy of them all, Luminosity Masks. However, another superb way of blending exposures is through using the Apply Image […]

Luminosity Masks Tutorial – Specific Contrast Adjustments

Luminosity Masks Tutorial – Specific Contrast Adjustments Anyone who regularly uses luminosity masks knows exactly how powerful they are in producing beautiful imagery. Since they are an advanced selection technique, however, they can be used for much more than exposure blending. In fact, their power lies in their flexibility which we will touch on in […]

How To Fix a Strong Halo in Photoshop

How To Fix a Strong Halo in Photoshop Halo’s can appear naturally in photography, in a similar way to an optical illusion. Where lighter tones meet darker tones there’s sometime a sense that the tones are even brighter than they really are, thus creating a halo effect. However, a strong halo is usually the result […]

Why Use Luminosity Masks in Exposure Blending

Why Use Luminosity Masks in Exposure Blending In the cold we wait; in the rain we hope, and during the night we look up at the sky and wonder when, if ever, those clouds will clear. As photographers we have little control over the conditions in which we shoot. We have our optimism, which, in […]

How To Double Blend One Exposure in Photoshop

How To Double Blend One Exposure in Photoshop It’s not ideal to only work with one exposure for digital blending. But in some cases, it may be our only option. Double Blending is a useful technique to have in your arsenal for when problems arouse in your shots. Problems such as, if the camera moves […]

How Many Exposures Do I Need For Exposure Blending?

How many exposures to take, and the EV difference between exposures is one of the first things people consider when they begin their journey into digital blending. Getting it right in-camera is an absolute must. Otherwise, you may return home with a set of exposures that won’t give you the options needed to create a […]

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