Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Touching up the layer mask, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
I've taken out all the sky from this image using a Color Based Layer Mask, but …the process isn't complete. We can see that parts of the fence and …building have also been removed. As we hid the unwanted areas with the …Layer Mask rather than deleting them, we can paint them back in again. …With a Layer Mask selected we can simply switch to the Brush tool and choose a …Large Hard Edged Brush. Painting in black on the Layer Mask hides …painting in white reveals it again. So it's an easy matter to paint over all …of this fence and it simply comes back into view.…
And we can scroll around the image to make sure we get it all. …Now sometimes it can be hard to see what's there and what isn't. …And it's also hard to see if the sky has all been correctly removed. …And the simple solution here, is to make a new solid color layer behind this one. …So let's add a new layer. And we'll fill this with a strong color …like this pink. As always, Alt Delete on a PC, Option …Delete on a Mac, will fill a lay of our selection with the foreground color.…
- 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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