Create Dramatic Image Effects in Photoshop



Dramatic Image Effects in Photoshop

It happens to every photographer. You set out to take great shots, which in most cases you do, but there are a couple of shots that just miss the mark. The images are in an amazing location, but the lighting just didn’t turn out right. Parts of the image may be blown out, or the image itself is washed out. Well, don’t worry, because all is not lost. You have a chance to save those images. All you need is just a little help from Photoshop. In the video below, I will show you how to create dramatic image effects in Photoshop.

A Bland Image

Dramatic Image Effects in Photoshop: Before

In the video I start out with a washed out image that could be better. The colors are dim and the overall image is fairly bland. In Photoshop, I bring it in and bring up the HDR Toning menu via Image>Adjustments> HDR Toning. This brings up the HDR Toning dialong box where you have a lot of different settings to choose from. The tough part is determining what to adjust and what to leave alone in order to get the best results.

The Results

dramatic image effects in Photoshop af

With a little help from Photoshop, you can bring in more details and make your image more dramatic and powerful. This is especially important for wedding Photos. You don’t want any client to regret hiring you. As you can see from the image above, there are more details and the highlights and shadows are more dramatic. The only thing that you really need to watch out for with HDR Toning is setting the adjustments too high, which can cause a haloing effect.

Did You Try HDR Toning?

How did things turn out for you? Were you able to save your image and make it more dramatic using HDR Toning? Did you run into any trouble? If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

 





Your opinion is important to me. Be heard!

Dreamweaver Fireworks Flash Illustrator Indesign Lightroom Painter Photoshop Quark Typography
High Pass Filter: Settings
Sharpen Images Using the High Pass Filter

Using the High Pass Filter There are many different ways to...

Free Halloween pumpkin Vectors
Free Halloween Pumpkin Vectors

Halloween Pumpkin Vectors It’s mid September, which means Halloween is just...

Levels Trick in Photoshop
Quick Levels Trick in Photoshop

Levels Trick in Photoshop Sometimes you don’t want to spend a...

Premium
Parallels-Free-Html5-Template-feat
Parallels Free Html5 Template

Parallels Free Html5 Template One page templates have gained popularity in...

Ui-Hero-product
UI Hero Free Html5 Template

UI Hero Free Html5 Template Sometimes, you just come across a...

FlatMate-Free-Html5-Template-pricing-table
FlatMate Free Html5 Template

FlatMate Free Html5 Template Flat design has been popular for a...

technology-wordpress-themes
50 Innovative Technology WordPress Themes

Technology WordPress Themes Technology WordPress themes can help you to answer...

agriculture-Wordpress-themes
Top 30 Farming and Agriculture WordPress Themes

Agriculture WordPress Themes How to start your farming and agriculture business...

50607-wp-b
50 Art & Culture WordPress Themes

50 Amazing Art and Culture WordPress Themes with a Twist ”...

6
Top 10 WordPress Themes for Law Firms

Whenever you think of lawyers you think sharp suits, sharper tongues,...