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Darkening the building

From: Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

Video: Darkening the building

Now we're going to start to change the color of our building to make it look like it's at nighttime. But before we do that, we're going to take the windows out of here. We don't want to manipulate the windows, because they're going to be handled totally separately in the next movie. So using the Pen tool, I've created a path for all the windows, just like I isolated the building, I isolated the windows by creating a path. Which I'm now going to take that path, make it into a selection, and I take all those little windows and send them to a New > Layer Via Copy. So they are now in their own little layer right there.

Darkening the building

Now we're going to start to change the color of our building to make it look like it's at nighttime. But before we do that, we're going to take the windows out of here. We don't want to manipulate the windows, because they're going to be handled totally separately in the next movie. So using the Pen tool, I've created a path for all the windows, just like I isolated the building, I isolated the windows by creating a path. Which I'm now going to take that path, make it into a selection, and I take all those little windows and send them to a New > Layer Via Copy. So they are now in their own little layer right there.

So I'm going to call that layer, windows. And that we'll manipulate in the next movie, but in this movie we're going to manipulate the building. So, I got the building right here, so I'm going to turn the building into a selection. There it is selecting. And the reason I'm trying to do selection is because I'm going to apply a couple of adjustment layers. Rather than adjusting this layer by itself, I'm going to do it as adjustment layers, why? Because maybe, just maybe down the road I might want to adjust those a little more, and if I make all the changes here to the base layer I have no option of making changes later. So I'm going to go in there and apply the first one, which is the adjustment layer of Hue Saturation.

And here what I'm going to do basically, is bring down the saturation quite a bit down to the grays, and I'm going to bring it down and darken it just a little bit like that. Let's just darken it, about like that. And you notice the windows are stayin' nice and bright. So now I could either duplicate this mask to the next Adjustment Layer or I can just make the building a selection again, and create another one which this time will be my Levels. In Levels what I'm going to do is I'm going to really start to darken things. I'm going to start to darken the parts of my building that are away from where the light's going to be.

I go in there and start to darken these tones, just about like that. Now we can see that our building is starting to take on this nighttime kind of a look to it. So that's looking good. And that we have that, we can now close that little window. And got our building darkened. Another reason why I'm doing adjustment layers to it is because we're going to do other things to the building in it's original state. So we want to keep that intact. So I made all the adjustments to the color in Adjustment Layers.

To make this part of the building look like it's in night time.

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

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  1. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 34m 57s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Isolating and retouching the horse
      8m 13s
    3. Creating the wing
      5m 51s
    4. Applying the wings
      5m 13s
    5. Adding tone and the second wing
      4m 17s
    6. Adding highlights to the horse
      4m 50s
    7. Colorizing the background
      3m 42s
    8. Creating the rainbow
      2m 37s
  3. 43m 3s
    1. Introduction
      17s
    2. Creating the cave
      5m 5s
    3. Adding the floor
      5m 34s
    4. Adding the outside
      3m 51s
    5. Adding the man and a shadow
      5m 39s
    6. Flashlight and glow
      7m 16s
    7. Demon eyes
      7m 33s
    8. Two demon eyes
      3m 7s
    9. Adding demon eyes
      4m 41s
  4. 51m 45s
    1. Introduction
      16s
    2. Retouching the building
      6m 20s
    3. Lighting a building at night
      8m 11s
    4. Creating a candle
      6m 17s
    5. Lantern light
      5m 33s
    6. Adding a beard to the ghost
      5m 45s
    7. Retouching the ghost
      6m 24s
    8. Creating a ghost
      5m 37s
    9. Adding the ghost and highlights
      2m 5s
    10. Adding sparkles
      5m 17s
  5. 35m 36s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Separating the toy
      2m 47s
    3. Retouching the toy
      4m 7s
    4. Creating an eye
      4m 40s
    5. Compositing the toy
      3m 52s
    6. Adding shadows
      4m 31s
    7. Adding wreckage and smoke
      3m 59s
    8. Destroying the sign on the building
      6m 13s
    9. Adding pieces to the destruction of the sign
      5m 13s
  6. 36m 42s
    1. Introduction
      34s
    2. Isolating the building
      3m 3s
    3. Darkening the building
      2m 24s
    4. Windows
      2m 15s
    5. Isolating lanterns and adding light
      3m 58s
    6. Positioning lanterns
      4m 0s
    7. Adding sidewalk
      5m 31s
    8. Lighting up the sidewalk
      2m 57s
    9. Lighting up the building
      2m 49s
    10. Adding the sky and lightning
      4m 2s
    11. Adding lightning on a building and the street
      2m 48s
    12. Adding rain
      2m 21s
  7. 22m 45s
    1. Introduction
      20s
    2. Foreground
      6m 4s
    3. Retouching and compositing the background
      6m 0s
    4. Compositing a sky and a reflection
      4m 26s
    5. Compositing a skull
      5m 55s
  8. 35s
    1. Goodbye
      35s

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