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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.