My 4 step Creative HDR Process as revealed during Topaz Labs Webinar Series


I have also provided the set of brackets I used for the presentation so you can experiment with them as well.  My 4 Step Creative HDR Process goes a little something like this:

  1. Good quality brackets from the camera – Good composition, free of camera shake
  2. Mild tone mapping- Not too dark, light, or stylized… Avoid over saturation!
  3. Post Processing- Noise reduction, color correction, tone curve adjustments, dodge and burn, sharpen, etc.
  4. Creative Post Processing- Dive into the creative realm with masking, vignettes, borders, textures, compositing, etc.


I would love to see how creative you get with the brackets provided.

  • Download them and have a crack at them yourself!
  • Leave a comment on this post with a link (Flickr, 500px, Facebook, etc) to your representation with a few details about your creative workflow.
  • On the site that you upload your image, put something along these lines of “My take on the Images provided by Blake Rudis for the 4 Step Creative HDR Process Topaz Labs Webinar”.
  • I can’t wait to see the products of your creative processes!
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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