Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Shading the figure, part of Digital Painting in Photoshop: Day for Night.
The woman may be standing in the right place, but she certainly doesn't look …part of the scene, and that's because I photographed her on a bright overcast day. …To make her appear more at home on light montage, we need to add appropriate shading. …Now, we can't paint directly on this woman, because we made her into a smart object. …But even if she were a regular layer, I would recommend always adding shading on …a new layer instead. To do this, we'll start up by loading …this woman up as a selection. And we can do that by holding Cmd key on …a Mac,Ctrl key on a PC and clicking Thumbnail, and you can see the selection …loaded for us. We'll now make a new layer, and we'll …call it shading. Now, rather than making a regular layer, …we're now going to make this into a Hard Light layer by choosing hard light from …the pop-up menu. Now, in Hard Light layer, mid-tone gray, …that's 50% gray, is invisible but we still see light and shade.…
So, we'll choose to fill this with a hard light neutral color and press OK. …
- 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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