Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Background eraser: Correcting mistakes, part of Digital Painting in Photoshop: Day for Night.
I've already used the Background Eraser to take out most of the sky. …When we add a new color layer behind the building, though, we can see some mistakes. …There are still some areas of sky remaining that haven't been removed. …And even worse, there are parts of the building that have been erased that we …want to keep. How can we deal with these two problems? …Well the easiest one, is to take out the rest of the sky, that should have been …removed in the first place. We can go back to the sky layer, and we …can do this in several ways. We can ring chunks of it with the Lasso …tool, and simply just delete to get rid of them.…
With areas that go closer to the building though, we might need a different technique. …Let's go to the Eraser tool, and once again we could use the Background Eraser, …to try and hit the color just underneath the cross-hairs. …It worked up there and it worked in this case. …When we get down here, there's a lot of different colors in the sky, and the …easiest way to do this might be to switch to the regular Eraser tool. …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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