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Day and Night

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by RayGuselli, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi

    Our famous Palace taken in the day and changed to night.

    Just for fun.

    All the best

    Ray

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  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very cool transition...spooky too! You definately know your way around Photoshop, et al.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Ray that is very good
    nice shot. Perfectectly shot for that treatment.
    good job :>))

    (did you leave marching ants around the to edge of building :>))
     
  4. OOoooo, spooky.....nice PS work!
     
  5. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi Gale

    Just noticed those ants!!!

    Will have to get the ant killer out!

    All the best

    Ray
     
  6. Very dramatic, Ray! You've really transformed your original image into a work of art. Perhaps it would be fun if you shared some of what you did to create this masterpiece. What tools did you use?

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  7. Good job as always Ray. I agree with Frank. You know PS very well.
     
  8. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Hi Virginia

    Many thanks,

    Glad that ity seems to have been well recieved. Really did it just for fun a little while agao - so from memory this (I think) is what I did.

    I always tend to duplicate layer so that I can adjust later into overlasy, multiply or some other mode if needed.

    I then use paint with light.

    I would have done that here, particulalrly to the Palace on the basis that I was going to darken quite alot.

    Adjusted levels, saturation and curves to taste.

    The use Rusell Browns advanced masking to remove the sky and leave the building and foreground intact.

    Then I darkened the image (cant remember if I simply reduced brightness and/or set duplicate layer mode to multiply)

    Then I put a new layer below and painted the sky in.

    Then used a brush to add some clouds.

    Then added starts by using another layer with white dots in normal mode - reduced opacity as needed.

    Then added starlights to the final shot to put some detail to the lamps.

    Finally added moon on a new layer.

    Probaly finished off with some more PWL.

    Lesson learnt for me in this is never to bin a PSD file with all layers on and perhaps when doing something like this to record the actions for future use.

    However, hope the above helps a little.

    Very best wishes and thanks again.

    Ray
     
  9. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very impressive. :smile:
     
  10. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    Frank

    Just to say many thanks Frank.

    Trying out different ideas for fun - some work - some don't but I think i learn by them and the feedback and help here.

    All the best

    Ray
     
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