A while back I started a series of HDR tutorial Episodes related to avoiding Halos.  In Episode 1 I covered how to avoid them altogether using Photomatix Pro and Camera Raw.  In Episode 2 I showed how to fix them using Photoshop.  Today in Episode 3, I am showing you how to avoid them using HDR Efex Pro II.

HDR Efex Pro has a ton of features that work very well together to minimize haloing during the tone mapping phase.  The Control Point system in HDR Efex Pro II will prove to be a valuable asset!  The Before and After, below, depicts what could happen if you don’t watch yourself in Efex Pro and the product you could receive if you avoid the halos altogether.

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Blake Rudis

f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.


For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.


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