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The Contrast Blending Actions stack and mask differently exposed images in order to combine the correctly exposed parts of all images in the result. The result can be visually controlled by adjusting layer opacity as well as by editing the masks.
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The Contrast Blending Actions stack and mask differently exposed images in order to combine the correctly exposed parts of all images in the result. The result can be visually controlled by adjusting layer opacity as well as by editing the masks.  
  
 
The action set is available from [http://www.erik-krause.de/blending Erik Krause]
 
The action set is available from [http://www.erik-krause.de/blending Erik Krause]
  
An approach that I use can be found on Michael Reichmann's site - http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/digital-blending.shtml. I use the second technique, the Layer Mask approach, and have found that it works quickly and easily, while still leaving much room for tweaking as necessary. The only change I've made in my approach is at the end where I work in Levels instead of curves. I find that sliding the mid-tones to the right helps make the resulting image look more realistic. In some cases, you just have to play around with all three sliders until you get a good blend. I also will reduce the opacity of the top layer down to about 85% as well.
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This is a semi automatic and slightly enhanced version of the techniques described on http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/digital-blending.shtml
 
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Mark Fink
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[http://www.northernlight.net www.northernlight.net]
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See [[Contrast Blending]] for a collection of some other techniques.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:21, 13 April 2005

The Contrast Blending Actions stack and mask differently exposed images in order to combine the correctly exposed parts of all images in the result. The result can be visually controlled by adjusting layer opacity as well as by editing the masks.

The action set is available from Erik Krause

This is a semi automatic and slightly enhanced version of the techniques described on http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/digital-blending.shtml

See Contrast Blending for a collection of some other techniques.