Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Windows, part of Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2.
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So now we have our little windows here. What we want to do is really lighten 'em …up. We want to make it look like there's …light coming from inside. First thing we're going to do is create …some light inside. We're going to go in here and turn them …into selection. Alright just Command click on the Preview …icon, which turns them into selection, and then a layer behind them. …Command, click on the new layer. I will give this the inside glow, there …we go. Let's turn off the windows on top for a …second so we can see what's going to happen there. …And then we get a set of colors for my inside glow, and then we get this bright …yellow here. Going to this more of an orangey color …for up in the upper floors up there. And I'll throw in a radial gradient.…
Into this area here and I'll start way down here and throw a gradient right up …into that area just like that. Deselect it, and now we can see that now …we have these nice bright colors for our windows. …And there's the windows on top but right now I'm just kind of covering it up. …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements