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Another easy tool for changing the apparent time of day is the Photo Filter Adjustment layer. You can quickly warm or cool a shot to simulate a different time period. With my shot selected, I am going to go over to the Adjustments panel and click the Camera icon here for Photo Filter. You will see that the preset warming filter is automatically chosen and you could adjust the Density. This makes it feel more like mid-afternoon and there are three other options for Warming Filter to choose from.
However, I want to cool the shot down a little bit and I will adjust the density to taste. This is a subtle adjustment, but it works nicely. You will also notice we have a bit of vignette at the top here caused by some hood rim; the actual camera hood was causing some darkening, so I want to fix that really click. I am going to make a selection using my Standard Elliptical Marquee, and let's just zoom out a little bit here, and we are going to select that area that's problematic. There we go! Apply a very gradual transition using the Feather command, and now we could toss on a Standard Level's adjustment. Notice, a simple lift will remove that spot and that works nicely. And if necessary, I could just select the mask and adjust its Feathering to further expand it. So it's a gradual blend, and toggling that off and on, you see how we are very easily able to get rid of that distracting spot. There we go, we have changed the apparent time of day and got rid of an unwanted element in our shot.
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