Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Completing the coat, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
Our raincoat is starting to look like shiny plastic but it's far too opaque to …look convincing. Changing the mode of this layer from …Normal to Hard light will produce transparent effect for us. …So let's do that now. You remember we worked with a 50% grey …base when we started making this coat, and in Hard light mode, that 50% grey …becomes transparent. Although we do keep the highlights and …the shadows. So when we change the mode of this from …Normal to Hard light, that's exactly what happens.…
All the grey disappears and we're left with just the highlights and the shadows. …Now there's still a few areas on here that look unconvincing, and we can fix …that with a Smudge tool. Let's grab some of these streaks and pull …them up so that they wrap around the figure in a more convincing way. …Now the hard light process has meant all our 50% grey has disappeared and actually …we want the coat to have some presence, not just the highlights and the shadows.…
So let's switch to the Dodge tool, with the mode set to mid tones the exposure we …
- 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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