Tutorials | Painting With Light - Manual DRI Blending in Photoshop
This is a short video tutorial showing how I like to make my DRI images.
- Preferably seperate exposures
- A tripod (non-negotiable!) :)
- Ability to bracket your shots - or to do the math to calculate your shutter speeds.
- Photoshop - I'm using CS4 but this applies to all versions. I'm sure it'd also work in any other application capable of working with alpha layers.
|Music by Bodeha|
Sorry about being so keyboard heavy. I find it much quicker, but in case you can't keep up, here's a list of the keys I commonly use: -
|Select handtool (while spacebar is pressed)|
|CTRL+Z||Undo Last Action|
|X||Swap foreground and Background colours|
|D||Select Default Colours (Black & White)|
|Mousewheel||Zoom (Needs enabled in the settings)|
|G||Fill (Paintbucket or Gradient)|
|CTRL+I||Invert (Will invert the mask if selected)|
|CTRL+NUM0||Zoom to Fit Screen|
|CTRL+NUM1||Zoom to 100%|
Good luck, have fun.
My DRI Examples
These are some of my shots where I've used this DRI technique.