Pseudo HDR

Took a great photo, but don’t have mutliple exposures to create an HDR image? Simply don’t want to spend the time creating HDR images? Then this action is exactly what you’re looking for! In just a few simple steps, this action will mimic that dramatic High Dynamic Range look.

Pseudo HDR Action

Pseudo HDR Action


This action offers the ultimate in customization as you can tweak virtually every effect applied to the image to suit your particular image and taste even after the action is complete! You have complete control via adjusment layers, layer masks, and layer blend modes and opacities (and yes, it works great with Photoshop CS!). You should find this both useful and fun!




Photoshop CS and higher

File Size:

4 kb


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    • Hana says:

      Hei, Rune.Flott blogg og mange herlige bieldr. Staerix og den iiiskalde “pelshatten” nedenfor her har jo jeg sansen for :) Tar med meg linken og kommer innom igjen :)

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    • Mohamad says:

      I like your picture…my brhtoer keeps trying to get me to try the HDR and maybe sometime later I will. I like this one because it doesn’t look fake. The ones that look fake are pretty, but they don’t appeal to me.

    • Willfredo says:

      Get the 60d. It is the best dslr camera you can get for price and qutialy, and versatility. Remember a camera is just a tool. What do you need it for? Low light, pro use, casual use, stedicam work?

    • Muhammet says:

      BEST photography book I’ve EVER read!!! This third eitidon of Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is brilliant! In the first 30 pages, I’ve gotten more information on how to use my camera settings to take creative photographs than the dozens of books I’ve read, or all the courses and seminars I’ve taken. And all for less than $20!Some reviews have suggested that this book is only for the very basic beginner. I beg to differ. I have been counseled by and shadowed many professionals who’ve been in the industry a number of years, (never mind all the money spent on books, videos, seminars, clinics and courses). After spending any time with the pros, I was always certain that the only way to get the best photos was to get a bigger bank account to be able to purchase the best, most up-to-date gadgets, special lights, expensive strobes (in multiples), and super expensive/fancy lenses. Oh let’s not forget the assistants that you’ll also have to hire to hold some of the gadgets. And yet, most of their photos looked so homogenized and truly a product of all the photographic stuff rather than the camera. I kept thinking that maybe I was just not getting it. I was almost convinced that obviously, all the creative photos are just good quality, basic photos which have been processed, and re-processed in one or more editing software programs such as Photoshop (another one of the must have gadgets). NO!! Bryan Peterson explains how to really use the camera to get that creative shot. After all, capturing a photo, is really nothing more than capturing and manipulating light. He makes it simple enough for the beginner to understand, and yet, without being condescending, can teach (or remind) the pros of the all-too-frequently overlooked simplicity of how to use only the camera, considering ISO, aperture and shutter speed to work in harmony to get a one of a kind’ photo.One of the statements I have heard all too often from professional photographers is that the on-camera flash is useless. Interestingly, I have found it to be a godsend in many photographic situations, and then get accalades from the same professionals about the quality of the lighting. Hmmm Anyway, Bryan Peterson shares information on what I’ve already discovered; the on-camera flash is another great tool that already comes with your camera.I will, in all fairness, confess that I have a DSLR, so I can’t deny or confirm the book’s subtitle of how to shoot great photographs with any camera and how it relates to the point and shoot’ cameras.

  2. annie says:

    just tried out your HDR action. Many thanks, I love it

  3. AfroMerry says:

    Beautiful piece of photoshop action. Thanks. It’s a time saver :)

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