3 Simple Ways To Blend Exposures With Raya Pro in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In this quick tutorial I demonstrate three methods for exposure blending with Raya Pro 3.0. RP3 is set up so that it has something for all levels of experience. For beginners we have Instant Auto Blending. For intermediates there are Precision Masks. And for advanced users we have InstaMask and [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Digital Blending, Tutorials|Comments Off on 3 Simple Ways To Blend Exposures With Raya Pro in Photoshop

Raya Pro 3.0 Preview – Out Now

Raya Pro 3.0 is out now. Watch the video above to see the new design and features. The update is free for all existing Raya Pro users. Existing users can download it once logged into your account here: https://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-user/  

By | January 17th, 2018|Digital Blending, Tutorials|4 Comments

Tutorial – Complex Luminosity Masks Made Easy With InstaMask in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In this latest InstaMask tutorial, I show you two ways of using luminosity masks - one simple method for exposure blending, and another, more complex method for targeting a very narrow range of tones. As you'll see, luminosity mask functions are extremely simple in InstaMask. We just create a mask, [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Digital Blending, Luminosity Masks Tutorials, Tutorials|1 Comment

Blend ANY Exposures With This Tip in Photoshop Including Interior Photos

Article By Jimmy McIntyre A big thank you to Hamish Niven for sending in his beautiful images for Challenge Jimmy. If you would like to take part in Challenge Jimmy, please send your initial jpegs (no RAWs please), to challengejimmymc@gmail.com. Hey guys, if you like this video, please could you go onto the video [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Challenge Jimmy, Digital Blending, Tutorials|Comments Off on Blend ANY Exposures With This Tip in Photoshop Including Interior Photos

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

In 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, and we look at [...]

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

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

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 this to come. And [...]

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