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The three methods I use to remove Halo in this tutorial are:
– Using a Curves adjustment Layer
– Using Adobe Lightroom to make adjustments to one of the original files
– Using Adobe Photoshop’s Saturation and Brightness/Contrast adjustments
Each method involves the use of Layer masks in Adobe Photoshop and can be used under a variety of circumstances where the image had Halo as a result of the HDR tonemapping process. If the Halo is too bright and there is no data to retrieve on the image you are working with then use the Lightroom and Photoshop methods described in this video, otherwise a simple Curves adjustment Layer mask will be a quick and easy solution.
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Here is the Final Completed edit from the Byron Bay Lighthouse after it has gone through my HDR workflow. If you would like a FREE HDR workflow I have shared my process in some video tutorials over here at this link.
“Byron Bay Lighthouse” © Luke Zeme
Thanks Luke Zeme.