Blending Exposures for Interior Architecture with Lumenzia BlendIf




Looking for a quick way to blend exposures for Architecture or Real Estate? Lumenzia now practically automates the process with the new BlendIf option in PreBlend. Just select your preferred lights mask (visually) and then paint in the areas where you wish to restore highlight detail.

The process to blend this image using luminosity masks was previously demonstrated in this tutorial:

All images in this demo are copyrighted by Jeffrey Totaro.

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9 Comments

  1. Rich Rahalla
    June 17, 2017
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    superb Greg. thank you!

  2. Thomas S. Eiselberg
    June 17, 2017
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    Thanks! Lumenzia has greatly improved the quality of my final images by simplifying the masking process. The new features in v4 opens up a whole new dimension to experiment with. It really just takes some practice until workflow becomes second nature. Planning at the time of the shoot itself (ie, bracketing) is of course important. It does make you a "thinking photographer". Before learning about blending I'd have to compromise on exposure extremes in the image and hoped that would not exceed my D750's sensor ability in LR for certain complex situations. Now with v4 and some planning, I'm confident about the final result. Great stuff.

  3. Helen Johnson
    June 17, 2017
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    Love it! What a great new feature!

  4. Hugh Mobley
    June 18, 2017
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    I just tried the new preblend feature on three images and got totally different results and now confused as ever,

  5. pavinder
    June 18, 2017
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    Looks really quick and handy. Thanks for your ongoing improvements and updates to Lumenzia – incredible tool.

    Is this essentially a shortcut to achieving the same as the first example in your previous video using this image? In other words, does it replace "if: under" mode?
    And would you still recommend using the multiple luminosity masks approach rather than using blendif?

  6. erfut
    June 18, 2017
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    Great man, thanks

  7. Phill T
    June 20, 2017
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    Great video and a great timesaver. Looking forward to getting e-mail for the upgrade so I can try it out.

  8. Shane McKenzie
    July 6, 2017
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    Didn't work for me. Exposures were a stop apart.

  9. Alfredo Mora
    October 19, 2017
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    Great new feature Greg. One suggestion if folks are having issues blending in a darker exposure is to apply your layer mask. Then take the layer into Adobe Camera Raw and adjust the exposure and shadows up while bringing down the highlights. What this does is essentially it brings that darker exposure closer to the exposure level of the layer beneath it. You’ll see some of the lost contrast and muddiness go away.

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