Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing the sky: Background eraser, part of Digital Painting in Photoshop: Day for Night.
In this workshop, we'll turn this daytime view of a house in France into a night …scene using a wide array of Photoshop tools and techniques. …We're going to begin our montage by removing that blue sky, so we can replace …it with something darker and stronger. Now there are several methods for …removing skies and other unwanted backgrounds in Photoshop. …We'll look at two of these methods starting with Background Eraser tool. …As this is a JPEG file, when we open it up, it appears as a flat image. …And the first thing I want to do is to double-click this background to turn it …into a regular layer. The next thing is to go to the History …panel, and this will show us all the steps so far in building the document.…
There have only been two, opening the file and making a layer. …I'm going to click next to where it says making a layer. …And this will pin the history at that point, and we'll find out later why …that's a useful thing to do. Now let's switch to the Background Eraser tool. …We can go to the Standard Eraser, and when we click and hold on it we can see …
- 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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