The method of editing night scenes in Photoshop

Learn how to modify the nighttime scene using Photoshop and make it appear magical and cinematic look and feel in no time. This video tutorial will teach you how to add color and light effects, as well as split toning with a variety of tools. Learn a variety of information regarding color grading, including the techniques to alter colors with adjustments layers, create glowing effects, focusing a color but not affect other colors, and more.

Step 1 – Take a look at the Image’s specifics

I’m using an image of a street scene of Unsplash and you are able to download in order to follow the story. There is no need to talk about that a night-time setting is suggested since the majority of amazing and dreamy images look amazing in the evening. The image is primarily the result of milky-way coloring. although I’m sure there’s no milky-way, even a starry night sky, however you could have seen some pictures of milky-way that show the same hues, like cyans with shadows, and glowing bright reds.

I am really impressed by the lighting that are in the photo. It’s a serene, soothing and gold color. The shadows are not very vibrant in color. regions, so I opened the image within Photoshop through the option of the File menu and then Open.

Step 2 – Start with coloring

Then I could not resist and got started on coloring the image right away. Every time I view an image, my mind starts processing the mood, color, and the lighting within just a few seconds. This is the most effective way to begin coloring the image is to use the Color Balance or using selective color neutral settings.

Click on the Layer tab, then New Adjustment Layer Selective Color Select neutral. Then, enter the settings as follows and as you can see, the settings have included a magenta color. It is still my brain to think about the colors, and you could apply the same method, but do not worry about the end outcomes and just take pleasure in your procedure.

Step 3. Enhance the Brightness

The image is brightened slightly and that’s what I typically perform. I don’t think that’s enough. It will not only prepare the image for editing but will also allow you to bring certain details to come back.

I’m neutral in this case and do not target particular areas of the photo. I have created an curves adjustment layer and inserted one point at the center to make the image brighter.

Step 4 – Coloring Midtones & Highlights

At this point, I am sure I’ve got a photo of color that I would like to see in the photo. This is adding cyan into shadows as well as bringing out red hues when lit. I’d like to ensure that the reds remain bright and I would like to add the cyan tone almost as teal tones in the shadows are typically seen at night.

I made an color balance adjustment layer. As it is evident in the midtones, I used cyans as well as in the highlights I used the red color. The color of Reds there are also things you notice that they are highlighted, like red reflectors reflecting off poles and wires, reflections of light on the shops and some reflections on the streets. So, I’m targeting Reds as the highlights.

So far, the results:

Step 5 Step 5 Adobe Camera Raw

I’ve been playing using Camera Raw Filter lately and I’m loving the experience. There are many options to experiment with, and can perform almost every adjustment layer operate on their own. Make a layer that is merged from the layers using CTRL + Shift + ALT E and then naming the layer “merged layer”.

Select the Filter menu and select the Camera Raw filter. I’ve reduced the Temp to -14 degrees Celsius.

Then, I altered the color of Blues and Aquas. Another thing I’d like emphasize is that when you go to the HSL Adjustments Layer do not mess using reds, oranges and Yellow in the absence of knowing exactly what you’re doing. The reason for saying this is because the colors could influence skin tones when your photo has individuals in focus and you do not want to cause damage to the skin tone of your subjects.

You can however experiment with sliders and observe how the effect is on the skin tone in my situation. I’m not worried too much because I know that individuals are barely noticeable. The majority of the time, Orange’s Hue, Light and Saturation influence skin tones. As you can see from the image below that I’ve not touched them.

Then, I applied Then, I used Split Toning to give the cyan color for highlights. The effect will be also on my reds, which are highlights in the photo, however don’t fret, we’ll do this later.

So far, the results have been positive after using the Camera Raw Filter:

Step 6 – Work on the Highlights

I’m satisfied with the color shadows. However, I would like my highlights to stand out. Then, I made the Colour Balance that I then increased the Reds by +59.

After that, I added the levels adjustment layer. I chose the reds, as I had said that they are already highlights of my photo and then moved the white slider to left to enhance the brightness of the reds, causing them to pop up. Highlights look good in the photo below.

Step 7 – Black Layer Lighting

Also, black layer lighting which you are already familiar with it, is a method I use for creating lighting effects. Create an entirely new layer, then fill it with black. Switch the blending setting in to the color Dodge.

Utilize a gentle round brush that is white to draw light onto stores or anywhere you can see an illumination source. Be sure that when painting light onto a black surface that the opacity of your brush and flow should be at least 20percent or lower in order to ensure that you don’t get sharp contrast.

Here are my final findings:

I’m sure you’ve gathered an abundance of info through this guide. The next time you decide to include coloring in your pictures do not worry about the end outcomes, just relax and take your time and who will doubt that you’ll be amazed at the end of your coloring. Don’t forget to post a note on the blog and Keep on Photoshopping!

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