Here’s how to quickly remove those annoying halos in your HDR images

Jun 27, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Here’s how to quickly remove those annoying halos in your HDR images

Jun 27, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When you’re creating HDR images, chances are you’ll get those annoying halos in them. They look very unnatural, but there’s a pretty simple way to fix them. In this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how to get rid of those halos in just a few minutes and make your HDR photos look more natural.

Start by using a Quick Selection tool, or any selection tool of your choice. Select the area where the halos are visible, and expand the selection just a little bit so you don’t have a thin white line. Go to Select > Modify > Expand and expand the selection for just one pixel, it should be enough.

Now, create a new layer and with the selection active, choose the Clone Stamp tool. Sample the areas near the halos and simply paint in. If the area that you painted looks too dark, that’s easy to fix. Since you previously created the new layer, you can simply decrease its opacity until it looks good. Click Ctrl / Cmd + D to deselect, and you’re done.

If the painted area still looks too dark, you can also add a layer mask to the new layer. Make the foreground color black and use the Brush tool with a very low flow. Now paint over the dark areas until you’re satisfied, and that’s it!

[2-Minute Photoshop – Remove Annoying HDR Halos! via FStoppers]

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8 responses to “Here’s how to quickly remove those annoying halos in your HDR images”

  1. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    He still have a red halo over his head lol

  2. Cory Albrechtson Avatar
    Cory Albrechtson

    Stop shooting HDR

  3. Jonathan Mac Giolla Phádraig Avatar
    Jonathan Mac Giolla Phádraig

    Or how about stop creating horrible HDR images ???

  4. Dwight McCann Avatar
    Dwight McCann

    Excellent improvement.

  5. Alan Ferrin Avatar
    Alan Ferrin

    Stop overprocessing. Photos that look like a clown vomited should be banned.

  6. Carlos Guerra Avatar
    Carlos Guerra

    ????????

  7. Shutter Hive Avatar
    Shutter Hive

    Don’t forget to set your rubber stamp tool to darken!

  8. Shachar Weis Avatar
    Shachar Weis

    Step 1. Don’t shoot HDR.