Dynamic Contrast adjustment and Star Reduction
Example: M8, image acquisition: Jim Misti
Image processing: Anna Morris
In this video I show how to reduce the size of stars in your star-field as well as how to use masks and blending modes to increase the dynamic contrast to enhance your object in your astrophotos.
NOTE: Several of these dynamic contrast techniques are used in the latest release (version 5.0) of Annie's Astro Actions in conjunction with other such techniques to greatly increase the depth and contrast within your astrophoto.