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

Third and last part of the Haunted house Photoshop tutorial, where make some final tweaks to make the whole thing look as realistic as possible.

 
  Author: mat | Version: | 5th February 2014 |  
 
 
1.
 

In the last part we added the moon, but we need to tweak it a bit.

Click here, to open the second part of the tutorial.

 
 
2.
 

Reduce the moon layer's Opacity to about 60% (see picture).

 
 
3.
 

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

In the New Layer dialog window click OK.

 
 
4.
 

In Cruves window, create a similar curve to mine.

 
 
5.
 

This is how it should look like at this point.

 
 
6.
 

Now click to select the adjustment layer's mask (see picture).

 
 
7.
 

In the menu click Edit and choose Fill...


In the Fill dialog window set Black for the Use and click OK.

 
 
8.
 

Choose the Brush Tool (B for a keyboard shortcut).

 
 
9.
 

Set the White foreground color.

Press D and then X to speed up the process.

 
 
10.
 

Set the Opacity to 30% (see picture).

We reduced the hardness of the brush.

 
 
11.
 

Right-click the document and choose similar/same settings to mine.

 
 
12.
 

Now start painting where the moon would shine, the right part of the house in my case (see picture).

Remember white colour uncovers the mask black covers it back again.


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13.
 

This is how the layers should look like at this point.

 
 
14.
 

Press Ctrl (Command in MacOS), Alt (Option in MacOS), Shift and E at the same time to create a single layer made out of all the layers.

 
 
15.
 

In the menu click Filter, Blur and choose Gaussian Blur...

In the new dialog window set Radius to about 0,8 pixels and click OK.

 
 
16.
 

In the menu click Image, Adjustments and choose Desaturate.

You just turned the layer black and white.

 
 
17.
 

Set the layer's Opacity to about 45% (see picture).

 
 
18.
 

This is how the detail looks like.

 
 
19.
 

And the final result!

Hope you like it, don't be shy and drop me a comment bellow if you need any help. :)


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