Retouching Focus Stacked Images

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Blending focus stacked images in Helicon Focus doesn’t always work perfectly. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, takes you into post production for tips on retouching a blended photograph.

If you have moving elements such as clouds in your blended image, there will be some errors. Ian shows you his image of trees and clouds stacked together from eight different exposures. To correct for cloud formation errors, he uses the Helicon Focus retouching tool and runs the mouse over the areas that have errors. Result? Perfect sharpness near to far.

Join pro shooter, Ian Plant, at his computer for retouching tips on a focus stacked photograph blended in Helicon Focus software.


See all of the videos in our Ultra-Wide Landscape Course:

Ultra-Wide Landscape – Course Preview
Introduction to Ultra Wide Angle Photography
When to Use an Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Shooting Near and Far with an Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Focus Stacking Photography with an Ultra Wide Lens
How to Prevent Lens Flare
Shooting Interiors with an Ultra Wide Lens
Retouching Focus Stacked Images
Setting Up Your Tripod for Use on Ground Level
Blending Exposures Using Photoshop
Wide Angle Lens Distortion Correction