Learn the fundamentals of high-dynamic-range imaging and a proven workflow for creating and using HDR images in a multitude of scenarios and projects. Software required: XSI 6.0 or higher, Photoshop CS2 or higher.
Learn the fundamentals of high-dynamic-range imaging and a proven workflow to creating and using HDR images in a multitude of scenarios and projects. Contains over two hours of project-driven training for artists learning the creative and technical processes of HDRI and image-based lighting with XSI and Photoshop. Popular highlights include: Understanding Properties of HDR Images; Using 32-Bit Color Space; 32-Bit Image vs. 8-Bit Image; Shooting Multiple Exposures with Camera; Bracketed Camera Exposures; Using Mirrored Ball for Environments; Naming and Organization of Exposure Sequences; Assembling Multiple Exposures into one HDR Image; Assembling Panoramic HDR Images; Removing Unwanted Subjects from Images; Color Correcting and Image Enhancement; Adjustment Layers for Image Alterations; Tone Mapping HDR Image for Low-dynamic-range Output; Setting up Image-based Lighting in XSI; Final Gathering in XSI; Setting up Multiple Render Passes; Rendering HDR Images from mental ray. Software required: XSI 6.0 or higher, Photoshop CS2 or higher.
Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.