Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with tricky areas, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
I've used a Color-based Layer Mask to remove the sky from this image, and then …painted the missing parts of the building back in on that Layer Mask. …There are still some unwanted fringes, however, most notably around the edges of …the hedge. So let's zoom in and take a look at those. …We can clearly see the white fringe that appears around the hedge. …We can also see that some stray parts of the hedge have come loose. …There should be connections between these and the main body of the hedge. …There are two ways of fixing this. We could go for a very small brush and …paint in white on the Layer Mask to paint some stems back in for these missing areas.…
The trouble is, we're more likely to hit sky than hedge. …So we're going to get these white streaks that never look convincing. …So let's undo that. And altogether easier way is to use a …larger brush, switch to black, and now when we paint on the Layer Mask, these …areas are hidden. This means we can take out all the …problematic regions easily. So we're left with no stray points on the …
- 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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