Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop

Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop
Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop
English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 2h 12m | 1.64 GB

Today’s cameras do a great job with low-light and night scenes, but there’s always room for improvement—from noise reduction and tonal adjustment, to advanced techniques, such as combining difference exposures. In this course, photographer and educator Sean Duggan explores a range of Camera Raw and Photoshop post-processing techniques aimed at expanding your creative options for night and low-light photography. He begins in Camera Raw for general enhancements and then turns to Photoshop to capitalize on its Merge to HDR feature, which can create high-dynamic-range images for capturing a wide contrast range common in some night scenes. Finally, he includes techniques specifically for photography of the night sky, including how to use luminosity masks on photos of the Milky Way.

Topics include:

  • Using neutral guides to set white balance
  • Removing chromatic aberration
  • Reducing noise
  • Working with 32-bit HDR images
  • Stacking layers and combining exposures
  • Improving star photography
  • Creating a luminosity mask
Table of Contents

1 Enhancing your night photography skills
2 What you should know
3 Working with Camera Raw from Bridge
4 Set overall tonal balance
5 Use neutral guides to set white balance
6 Color balance for creative effect
7 Use Dehaze on night photos
8 Removing chromatic aberration
9 Fine-tune with local adjustments
10 Synchronize settings to multiple files
11 How exposure affects noise levels
12 Camera Raw for noise reduction
13 Open a raw file as a Smart Object
14 The Reduce Noise filter
15 Photoshop Dust & Scratches filter
16 Merge to HDR in Camera Raw
17 Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop
18 Toning 32-bit HDR files in Camera Raw
19 Saving 32-bit HDR files in Photoshop
20 Layer stacking to blend lighter areas
21 Aligning misaligned layers
22 Combine exposures with a layer mask
23 Refine with creative adjustments
24 Retouching airplane light trails
25 Exposure stacking to create star trails
26 Create a star comet effect
27 Create a luminosity mask
28 Luminosity masks for the Milky Way
29 Making a constellation more visible
30 Removing blurry stars
31 Adding new stars
32 Next steps