There are several ways to create an HDR image.  I prefer to shoot the 5 exposures from my camera and tone map them straight to Photomatix and retouch everything later.  But what happens when you only have one RAW file, you can tone map it by itself but sometimes that makes for some messy shadow noise and blown out highlights.  Have no fear, you have other options!

Follow this simple tutorial and be on your way to tone mapping multiple exposures from a single Raw (or any single file for that matter).

> Download the Free Actions <



Feel free to download the free Actions that I have created for making multiple 16 Bit Tiffs.  Head on over to my EverydayHDR store if you would like to see more of the Actions that I offer.

  • To install the free Actions, simply download the .atn file to your desktop (or ideal location). Double click the .atn file and it will automatically install into your Actions panel within Photoshop.
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's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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