Dave Hill Effect

You may have heard of the Dave Hill effect but wasn’t sure what that meant. Dave Hill is a digital artist who makes incredible compositions out of hundreds of Photoshop layers. The resulting images have an easily discernible style about them.
Many artists would like to emulate this style but do not have the time, skills, or inclination to do all the work involved. So they have experimented with various Photoshop settings that can make something close in appearance but is easy to apply. So much of this has been done (and displayed) that it is now a known look referred to as the ‘Dave Hill effect’.

A normal image such as this

Becomes something like this


(it is sometimes also referred to as an HDR look).
And so, now you know!


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