Photoshop – Lighting Effects

This Photoshop tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to brighten even an image that is black and white using lighting techniques using Photoshop. You’ll be taught how to utilize an adjustment layer to get a authentic and convincing light effects using Photoshop. Also, you’ll learn to improve lighting by painting them, altering the brightness and lighting, as well as many other things. Enjoy the read and learn!

The Street image

Step 1.

You can open the image of the city In Photoshop. Click on File > Open the File menu, then Openand browse to the street picture and see the image has been completely desaturated or is completely black and white. The street photo is displayed within Photoshop:

Step 2.

Before I colorize the picture, let me inform me that I would like bright yellow hues on the streets as well as the same light fixtures over the lamp, similar to what they are often seen on streets at night.

Include the photo filter adjustment layer to your street photo. Click layer > new adjustment layer Photo Filteror Click on the third icon located in the lower left corner of the panel. Apply this layer to apply the Warming filter (85) with density 42 percent and to add warm hues in the image of a city. By using the the Photo Filter adjustment layer, we are able to say that you’ve put the groundwork of color in the street. In the future steps.

Step 3.

We’ve got the basics colors of the image with the Photo Filter then we’ll add color to the photo to make those colors pop. Create an Color/Hue adjustment layer to colorize the city. Make the city more colorful by according to these parameters:

This is why we’ve changed the colors of the street that we usually notice in the night and the street has begun to glow.

Step 4.

Make use of use of the selective color adjust layer in order to increase the hues. The effect is to make them darker and more yellow. the color a bit. The below values are ideal when it comes to street photography, however this depends on what picture you’re using. Try playing around in the settings to achieve the best results for your preferences.

Step 5

There is a lot of yellowness in the street, and I don’t wish this. I’d like to limit the effect in those places that are near to street lamps, such as the wall and not along the roadway. Then, I’ll reduce the colors a little using the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Incorporate a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and then reduce the color’s saturation according to the following parameters:

In the layer mask for Hue/Saturation You can block the effect in the specified section as below for the purpose of keeping the color in place. But not only that however, you are able to mask the effect anyplace you’d like to preserve the light. With Hue/Saturation we’ve reduced hue on the widest (from the light source of the lamp) portion of the roadway. To hide this effect, you can use a gentle black round brush that has the opacity of 30 percent.

Below you will see the effects of the mask layer:

Step 6

Create a brand new layer and change the color of the foreground to #704e1e. Then, use the circular brush for painting light over the lamp. Paint the dots of lights in the following image Be sure to change the size of the brush to match it in with the various lamp dimensions. It is evident that we’ve got a variety of different lamps of different sizes and therefore, a variety of brush sizes is a essential to draw the light across the lamps properly. Also, I painted light onto the other side that faces the road.

Make sure that the blend mode is set in Shade Dodge.

Step 7

Create a fresh layer by using the same color. Paint your light onto the wall or road, on doors, and the barrels in the manner in the image below. Paint the light wherever you like to add more light.

Change the blend mode in Shade Dodge.

Step 8.

Create a brand new layer and make sure that the background color is set at 07242E. Then paint blue light with the gentle round brush. Paint them both on the right and left side of the road.

Change the blend mode in Blend mode to Dodge.

Final Adjustment

Step 9

This step will make the dark areas that are less lit by light sources (lamps are the source of light in this case) such as the streets’ corners as well as similar parts. In the beginning, we’ll make use of to apply the curves adjust layer in order to decrease the intensity. Learn our simple tutorials for a thorough details on curves adjust layer.

In the layer mask for Curves Mask the effect in the highlighted area so that you preserve the lighting effect and then leave the dark look on the corner of the street.

Step 10.

In the end, make use of then the color lookup Adjustment layer enhance the sharpness in the image of a street. The adjustment layer will add some cyan hues and reduce the saturation of the photo slightly. Make use of Crisp Winter. Crisp Winter filter, and lower the opacity down to 60 60%.

You can observe how the panel of layers is laid out:


Here are some techniques for lighting that I often employ when I’m looking to add an illumination source for my artwork. I hope these tips will be helpful to you as well. Feel at ease to contact me should you require any assistance. Happy day!

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