Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lightning on a building and the street, part of Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2.
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So now, what we're going to do is have the effects of the lightning on the …buildlings. So that's going to have a, quite a strong …lighting burst on the buildings and the sidewalk as well. …So right off the bat we could see that the building is a little too light. …Which is why it was a good thing to lighten the building using these …Adjustment Layers. So, I'm going to go back into my levels …adjustment right here and make it even darker. …So, we'll make our blue darker still. There we go, so now the buildings really …nice and dark. It's really like it's night time.…
(INAUDIBLE) That's done. So what I'm going to do now, is I'm …going to duplicate the building again. Okay. …And, this one here, what's going to happen is I'm going to bring is above, …above the others, right there. And I'm going to apply a couple of …effects to this. So I'm going to go in and do the hue …saturation. Bring down the saturation and darken it. …I'm going to go into my, levels. And I'm going to go in there and darken …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements