Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting the windows, part of Digital Painting in Photoshop: Day for Night.
The adjustment layer we've added has darkened the whole of the building …foreground of the image, but as it stands the building looks somewhat deserted. …To make it appear more lived in and to provide more of a visual focus, we need …to light up some of those windows. Surprisingly this is easier than you …might expect and we can begin the process using nothing more sophisticated than the …Lasso tool. Let's zoom into the windows and we'll …start with this window at the top. We'll remember that the darkening effect …has been added as an adjustment layer. We can turn it off. …There's the original. And let's turn it back on again.…
Every adjustment layer automatically appears with a built-in Layer Mask and …that's what we're going to use now. So let's switch to the Lasso tool. …Now the Lasso tool, as you know, will draw wiggly lines, wherever we trace. …If we hold down the Alt key on a PC, Option key on a Mac, the Lasso tool will …trace straight lines between points where we click. …So let's start that at the top of this window, and I'm going to highlight 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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