Image is SWEET!!! Something I always want to do more of but time seems to be so limited. What would really help me though is maybe you could do a short version of your workflow. I have CS6 and Photomatrix and a few NIK programs incorporated also. Mind giving some of us (me) a little more on how you do this and time it takes to do a image. I see you really seem to enjoy HDR and would like you to expand on things like this.
>Sorry for not coming up with workflow earlier. > >I actually don't have my WF documented, but usually do the >same things, depending on the photo. > >I recently started using Nik's Color Efex Pro 2, which I think >is much better than Photomatix Pro, which I've stopped using. > >First, I import into LR 4.1, then export to my HDR program and >apply various settings. Then, back in LR, I adjust exposure, >shadows, crop, highlights, noise, the whole thing. > >Then I export to PS CS6 and use either Color Efex Pro or Topaz >Adjust 5. > >Afterwards, in this case, I applied Tilt and Shift blur in PS >and then unsharp mask. That's it, sorry I can't remember more >details! > >Cheers!
Thank You - I believe you mean HDR Efex Pro 2 (I use both, and it depends)
Your picture has a special kind of touch - I do not know about Tilt and Shift blur, perhaps this is the secrete sauce ;)(but not shur, because it is not the blur I like very much, but the "real" car, and I really like your touch here.
well, I picked up HDR Efex Pro 2.. that's what I get for asking about workflow... I already had Photomatix....but use other NIK programs quite frequently, Siver Efex and Color Efex. Hopefully I can take some images this weekend to give it a try.