How to merge two images HDR …

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Richard_A._Ross
Jul 20, 2008
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I have two photo images (from one raw file, one adjust for the foreground, the other under expose to recover the sky):

The rock:

The sky:

(I actually use Linear Burn layer blend mode to get the rock totally black).

Now How to merge these two image together? I try putting the rock image on top and the sky image on bottom, manually selecting the white sky in the rock image and deleting it to show the sky in the layer below. But I end up with halo around the edge of the sky like this:

The closest I get is Different layer blend mode: the rock is correct but the sky gets inverse. What is the trick to get the two merged and not get halo?
PW
Peter_Wing
Jul 20, 2008
I use The Luminous Landscape "The Layer Mask" technique which is discussed along with other options in the article, "Understanding Digital Blending" at:
< http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/digital-blending .shtml>
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Richard_A._Ross
Jul 21, 2008
Thank you so much for the pointer. I used the Layer Mask method and the result is excellent:

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