Here is my first short video about how I post processed the photo I took at a broken pier in San Francisco. This is actually processed using Photomatix Pro – the old version.
I bought a new laptop and there I will start investigating the new version of Photomatix.
My retouch workflow with Photomatix Pro looks like this:
1: Import the photos into Adobe Lightroom
2: Start processing the files using the functions within Adobe Lightroom (minor changes like de-noise)
3: Export the files into a subdirectory (mine is called “_Processing”)
4: Start Photomatix Pro and do the post processing part
5: Get into Adobe Photoshop for the final retouch
At the end I always save my photos as a PSD (Photoshop Document) on my NAS system. I do not like several versions of my photo, so I flatten the image before saving and store it.