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I highly recommend Josh’s tutorials, very informative as they have helped me a lot with a dash of humor thrown in here in there.

Doug P.

Tutorial Price: $39

Blend Multiple Photos Seamlessly:

  • Improve and increase dynamic range in your photos
  • Quick and easy techniques for simple blends
  • How to blend specific bright elements like sunbursts
  • Smart techniques for matching tone and color for perfect blends
  • Advanced techniques for easy blending of complex images
  • Blend highlight detail around tree branches, ridge lines, and irregular shapes
  • Time-saving keyboard shortcuts
  • And much more

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Skills You’ll Gain

Fundamental Exposure Blending

Basic Exposure Blending
Learn fundamental exposure blending using layers, masks, gradients, and brushes. These techniques will work for 90% of image blends.

Blending in Specific Elements

Blend in bright elements
Learn to blend in specific, non-linear elements like sunbursts. Discover an awesome technique to match tone across exposures for seamless blends.

Complex Blends Made Easy

Easy exposure blending for complex situations
Learn to blend around irregular shapes and complex elements, like trees, that break the horizon. Seamless highlight recovery and tone matching techniques.

Blend Multiple Images for Extreme Dynamic Range Control

Blend 3 or more images for incredible dynamic range control
Learn how to apply advanced techniques easily and systematically to blend three or more images for the ultimate in dynamic range control.

What’s Included

Despite recent advances in digital camera technology it is still commonplace to encounter scenes which present more dynamic range than the camera can capture. And while graduated ND filters can help balance exposure in simple scenes they can often be problematic in complex scenes or even ineffective in scenes with extreme dynamic range. In these situations it becomes necessary to rely on digital techniques to combine multiple exposures for maximum control over dynamic range. In this tutorial you will learn techniques for effortless exposure blending in Photoshop to create seamless blends for virtually any scene.

  • 6 individual chapters, each short and packed with information covering:
    • Basic exposure blending using layers, masks, gradients, and brushes.
    • Blending in specific elements like sunbursts and dealing with objects that move from exposure to exposure.
    • Making complex blends easily using Luminosity Masks / Alpha Channels. Learn to blend around irregular shapes and complex elements, like trees that break the horizon. Seamless highlight recovery and tone matching techniques.
    • Making complex blends easily using Apply Image. Learn to blend around irregular shapes and complex elements, like trees that break the horizon. Seamless highlight recovery and tone matching techniques.
    • Blending in complex shadow detail effortlessly.
    • Blending three images together for extreme dynamic range control and highlight recovery.
  • Over 1 hour of in-depth video content for intermediate / advanced users
  • Hi-res photos for you to edit along with the videos
  • Instant download access to files

Helpful Skills

To get the most from this tutorial you should be familiar with the skills discussed in these tutorials:

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I have watched all but the Adobe raw video and they are awesome. I love your teaching style! They are are helpful for me, simple to follow, and I needed to brush up on my shortcut skills so the fact that you use them and mention them numerous times helps me to remember them. Your videos are all awesome.

Anna H.

Honestly, this is one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while (and there are a quite a few photographers uploading them these days). Very helpful. Love your enthusiasm. Keep it up!

Philip R.

Love your videos and looking forward to many more.  Great that you can explain complex concepts in relatively simple terms.  Shows understanding of your subject.

Tom S.

God knows, I have watched hours, days and weeks of photography tutorials but I have to say that your “it is that easy” style the most appealing to me! I hope you will go on with [making] videos. I really think this is your strength.

Kim M.

I love this video! There are so many videos [out there], but I realized why I like yours so much….you make it fun! I have yet to see one of your videos that  I didn’t say “oh” out loud. Keep them coming, but mainly, thanks for making them.

Marcy L.

This was extremely helpful. I am new to landscape photography and your comments, first of all, make sense and secondly, show me some details to consider when out taking landscape photos. Thank you.

Jim G.

Download ‘Effortless Exposure Blending’ and start creating photos that capture incredible dynamic range.

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The videos in this bundle cover intermediate and advanced Photoshop techniques for the ultimate in image editing. Learn simple, powerful, and advanced techniques for creating targeted selections for extremely refined adjustments and learn how to blend bracketed images with ease in every situation.

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About the Author

Joshua-Cripps-Nikon-d750Josh Cripps is an acclaimed landscape photographer from California. His recent work can be seen in the worldwide marketing campaign for the Nikon D750. Josh has been using Photoshop for over 15 years and has a knack for clearly explaining complex topics and techniques in the program. His tutorials and workflow videos have helped hundreds of photographers world wide improve their craft.