Realistic HDR photography Photoshop tutorial
In this HDR Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to make realistic looking HDR photo. Instead of Merge to HDR command used in many other Photoshop tutorials this one is about exposure blending through layers and masks. The aim was to avoid manual work and make the process of creating realistic HDR photography as painless as possible. Though you still have some settings to tweak and get desired look. To follow this tutorial you can download HDR samples with different exposures.
3. Apply Select->Modify->Feather, Feather Radius 150-250px (vary for different photos and also depends on image size). Decrease the Layer Opacity to 60-70%
4. Now select Overexposed layer and repeat steps 2 and 3 with one important exception: uncheck Invert box.
5. Finally the photo needs a little boost in brightness and contrast (Levels) and Saturation.