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IRML
11-05-2012, 02:50 PM
before they added the subtract blending mode in after effects it used to be that you would multiply the layer by -1 and set its blending mode to add, once I set it to color dodge by mistake and noticed that it performed a nice neutral tone map

anyway I recently worked out the maths of what I was doing and made a little LScript for it, which I thought some people would find useful

add it and you can find it in the image filter list - there's no adjustable settings, interface or progress bar but it does the job

before:
108981

after:
108980

Tobian
11-05-2012, 03:01 PM
It's a very nice technique! It needs a little S curve work afterwards to improve the contrast, but it's a very simple solution to tonemapping!

digefxgrp
11-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Very cool. Thanks!!