Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Scaling the lamp, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
With a light adjustment layer added and the windows lit up, our scene is starting …to look like a real night view. We could deal with a stronger focal point …in the foreground, though, so let's add a streetlamp to the scene. …Here's a streetlamp I've already prepared, so let's just drag it into our …image, and there it stands. So that we can see it more clearly, I'm …going to hide the nighttime effect on this adjustment layer, and now we can see …the streetlamp against our background. Now, it's rather too tall as it stands, …it's sticking out of the top of the image and looks far too big for the height of …this wall. There are several things we could do, we …could use free transform to scale the whole lamp down.…
Well, the trouble here is that although the height is better, the whole lamp …appears to be too small and too spindly, to do the job it's supposed to do. …It looked like it could be knocked over, by being brushed against by a dog, so …lets cancel that operation. Instead, we could try simply shrinking it …
- 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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