Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting up the sidewalk, part of Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2.
Now we're going to add the night look to our sidewalk. …Including the lighting that's coming from those lanterns there. …So, we're going to duplicate our pavement. …We want to keep the original because we're going to need a few copies of it. …In fact, we'll need a third copy for the last movie. …So we're going to go in here and create one more, right here, and this one we're …going to start to play with. So the first thing I'm going to do is I'm …going to go into my levels. I go into the levels, and I'm going to …darken it. So I'm going to darken, get those tones …nice and deep in there so I can really see those separations of the of the …sidewalk, and I'm going to bring in my mid-tones a bit.…
There we go, so we get this. I'm going to click okay. …On top of that, I'm going to go into Hue Saturation and where I'm going to bring …down saturation and darken it here. So now we're starting to get a real sense …of a night sidewalk. Just like that, here we go, really nice …and dark. Click Okay. …
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
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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