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Turn a daylight photo of a house into a night shot (1/3)

In the first part of this Photoshop tutorial we will turn a photo of a house taken at broad daylight into a haunting house nigh shot.

 
  Author: mat | Version: | 3rd February 2014 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a photo of a house taken at daylight. The spookier it looks, the better.

Click here, for the photo used in this tutorial.

 
 
2.
 

Let's start.

In the menu click Layer, New Adjustment Layer and choose Curves...

Leave the settings in the New Layer dialog window as they are and click OK.

 
 
3.
 

Now create a curve similar to mine to make the photo darker.

 
 
4.
 

Photo should now be darker, but we will make it even darker in the next steps.

Create a new layer.

 
 
5.
 

In the menu click Edit and choose Fill...

In the Fill dialog window set Useto Black and click OK.

 
 
6.
 

Set the new layer's Opacity to 40% (see picture).

 
 
7.
 

Let's saturate the colors a bit to make the darkness look more realistic.

In the menu click LayerNew Adjustment Layer and choose Hue/Saturation...

In the dialog window leave the default settings and click OK.

Set Saturation to -100 (see picture).

 
 
8.
 

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In the menu click LayerNew Adjustment Layer and choose Color Balance...

In the dialog window leave the default settings and click OK.

Choose similar settings as I did.

 
 
9.
 

We turned the daylight picture into a haunting night shot.

Save your Photoshop document.


Click here for the part 2 of the Haunted house Photoshop tutorial.

 
 
 
   
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