Sunset Beach: Creating an HDR Effect on a Photo

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Tutorial: AKVIS HDRFactory

Sunset Beach: Creating an HDR Effect on a Photo


When photographing a beautiful landscape, you want the picture to be as colorful and realistic as in real life. But usually the result is a huge disappointment. On a monitor, a bright and rich landscape looks washed out and lifeless.

AKVIS HDRFactory can help you turn an ordinary photograph into a fantastically beautiful and vivid picture.
Original Photo Result

Let's try to give a photograph a HDR look:

  • Step 1. Start the standalone version of AKVIS HDRFactory. We open an image and see a gray sea, gray skies, and a pale strip of sunset.

    Original Image
  • Step 2. After the program has been started the photograph will be processed using the default settings. The result will be shown in the After tab.
    Result With Default Settings

    The image now looks better. There are reflections of the sunset on the sea, the sky has began to take on a crimson hue, and some details have become visible. Let's try to achieve an even more brilliant effect.

  • Step 3. Experiment with the settings: increase the value of Tone Correction, Depth and Color Intensity.
    Result After Adjusting Settings

    The resulting image is more colorful and realistic. Objects in the image acquired the desired qualities, and colors became brighter and more saturated.

    You can save the settings as a preset to use them later with other images.

    HDR Image From One Photo
How It Works How It Works
   — What Does HDRI Mean? — What Does HDRI Mean?
   — Shots with Different Exposures — Shots with Different Exposures
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Creating HDR Images  — Creating HDR Images
   — Ghost Removal in HDR Images  — Ghost Removal in HDR Images
   — Adjustment — Adjustment
   — Local Correction — Local Correction
   — Effects — Effects
   — Crop Tool — Crop Tool
   — Post Processing — Post Processing
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Highlands Scenery — Highlands Scenery
   — Sunset Beach: HDR Effect — Sunset Beach: HDR Effect
   — Fun Slides in the Countryside — Fun Slides in the Countryside
   — Beautiful Glass — Beautiful Glass
   — Set Sail:  Pseudo-HDR — Set Sail: Pseudo-HDR
   — Changing Reality — Changing Reality
   — Summer Twilight - HDR Landscape — Summer Twilight - HDR Landscape
   — Looking For the Missing Color — Looking For the Missing Color
   — Regatta: Black And White HDR — Regatta: Black And White HDR
   — Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard — Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard


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