Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Darkening the building, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
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 …
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
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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