Monday, August 3, 2009

Combine Plug-ins for Some Real Photo Fun

Wanna have some real post-processing photo fun? Try combining several plug-ins.

I created the top image here using, in order of enhancements: Photomatix (from HDR soft), Topaz (from Topaz labs) and finally Photo Frame 4 Professional (ononesoftware.com).

The straight-out-of-the-camera shot is on the bottom.

What fun!

You can learn more about plug-ins, and get some discounts on select plug-in at the Plugin Experience.

See the light,
Rick
P.S. When making HDR images, remove chromatic aberrations as a first step.

5 comments:

Larry said...

Was this an actual multi-exposure HDR or did you simply use the tonemapping algorithm in Photomatix on a single exposure. I've done the latter many times on images and sometimes the results are remarkable, especially in terms of picking up shadow detail. Just curious about workflow.

Steve Wetzel said...

Rick, you say remove chromatic aberrations first when doing HDR. Photomatix has removing CA as an option. Is that an acceptable way to remove CA or should you use photoshop to do this?

I just started reading your blog. Thanks for the great information. I downloaded Topaz Adjust - what a wonderful plugin! Keep on bloggin!

Steve Wetzel said...

Rick, you say remove chromatic aberrations first when doing HDR. Photomatix has removing CA as an option. Is that an acceptable way to remove CA or should you use photoshop to do this?

I just started reading your blog. Thanks for the great information. I downloaded Topaz Adjust - what a wonderful plugin! Keep on bloggin!

Samantha said...

I love the shot and the treatment. I often combine Photomatix and Topaz Adjust - they work better together! The frame adds a nice touch too.

Rick Sammon said...

Thanks Samantha. Steve - yes!

Larry - 3 shots + Photomatix + Topaz.

See the light,
rick