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HDR TONING ONLY WORKS ON A FLAT IMAGE

As cool as the new HDR Toning feature is, there is still one little caveat. You can only apply to a flattened image. Meaning no layers. It will prompt you to flatten the image if you try. Also it will not work on a smart object. Believe me, we tried. Best thing to do is apply the image in a duplicated flattened version and then drag into your layered document.

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

2 comments on “HDR TONING ONLY WORKS ON A FLAT IMAGE

  1. I have a sugestion, a best way is to duplicate the layer, then convert this duplicate to smart object, double click the smart object little icon in the layer corner to open the pbx file, now apply the HDR toning to this smart object. when you finish, you will end with a hdr smart object and with your original in the same document….hope this help..

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