One of the techniques of improving real estate photos is blending the images shot with ambient light with flash photographs in order to get the right exposure. Real estate image blending is usually most effective for interior photography, where light exposure is a challenge.
If a building’s interior includes orbs or giant windows that lead to reflections on the photo, photographers use several light sources to make the photo viewable. However, chances are you might need to capture adobes from multiple angles with distinct lightings to avoid that. This will also necessitate editing real estate photos in order to blend them for the right exposure.
Compositing Ambient Light Photos with Flash Photos
In order to get perfection on the merged photo, editors upload photographs of interiors with light fixtures on alongside other photos of the adobes with lights off. For real estate blending, they arrange both and make the photo captured with ambient light the base layer. After that, editors put a black layer mask in post-processing and set the flow to 30 percent, instead of adjusting the opacity.
They also brush the portions of the photo where lights exist and ensure that lights stay legible to the naked eye on the final image. The ambient light portions or light-off areas on the interior photo is retouched after that by putting the black layer mask to the top layer. With that, the intention of editing is to reduce the exposure tone on the bright portions of the photo such as the areas where the ambient light hit light sources.
In image blending for real estate, editors also ensure that the perspective of the interior photo is correct. Another challenge of interior photography is that frameworks tend to have slanted lines that distort the desired perspective of the photo. In order to straighten the lines, the editors indulged in post-processing use the Lens Correction tool in Photoshop. The software used for photo edits typically matches the lens used to shot the image and the camera and corrects slight perspective distortions automatically.
In order to improve the looks of the photo manually, editors use the Skew function in Photoshop. This helps them to align the slants manually. Once editors feel satisfied with the perspective, they flatten the layers in order to blend both into one photo.