Black and white conversion in Photoshop&Lightroom

Learn to convert the day into night using Photoshop & Lightroom. We’ll teach you how to utilize Lightroom tools, such as the Tone Curve to make scenes that reflect the night using a simple process. Making the day more sombre is an extremely popular feature and can instantly alter the mood of photographs.

It’s easy to duplicate this effect by using only a few mouse clicks, you are able to transform any photo taken in daylight into an atmospheric moonlight photo. The most important aspect to creating this effect is choosing pictures that have already been placed in the dark side, or do not have a strong illumination source.

However, selecting an image with the darkest of moods is certainly helpful but, following this instructional guide, regardless of the lighting source, it is possible to create this effect on any photo. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Sample Image

Download the image sample from Pixabay. Click on “File > Import Images & videos to download the image in the manner shown below.

Step 2 – Reduce Lighting

The night scenes aren’t adorned with many lights on the background. Lighting is never a lot and to keep this in mind I’ve limited Highlights, Shadows, Whites & Blacks which makes the image dark. Dark images are always more appealing than a bright photo when shooting night sceneries.

It is possible to see the settings below.

Step 3 – Mute Colors

There is a good chance that the scene at night the colors appear barely noticeable. Because of the lower lighting and a lack of light, colors can diminish or seem as vivid as daytime scenes. We will now mute hues using Vibrance Slider. Vibrance Slider which I pulled it completely to the left, to muffle every hue within the image. The effect is to reduce the backgrounds colors however it will protect the skin tones (you are still able to discern color in the skin of the photo).

Step 4: Include Night Coloring

In order to add color to the photo, we’ll apply the Tone Curve However, before I did I also reduced the light of the photo by using the settings below. The trick is to move down the highlight point in order to dim the highlights (brighter parts) of the photo.

If we think of night-time coloring, two shades spring to mind: blue and cyan. Then, I changed into Red Channel and included cyan toning in highlights.

Then switch on the Blue Channel Then include blue tones in highlight and shadows. It is evident that I made some points on highlights. I pulled it out in order to bring blue tones into the photo. I also added blue tones for shadows too by lifting the points.

Step 5 – Vignetting

The last but certainly not least the Vignetting effect by using these settings that draw the attention of viewers on the object. It is possible to skip this step If you’re not looking to use vignette effects, but should it help draw viewers’ attention to the subject, then isn’t it worth it.

The before and after results by clicking on this page:

How do you turn Day to Night within a single click using Photoshop

Additionally, you can utilize Photoshop to transform daytime into night by using the The Color Lookup Adjustment Layer. Utilizing LUTs will allow you to achieve this look with just one button and there is no need to read the entire tutorial.

In order to do this, first open the photo inside Photoshop through the menu the File menu and then Open.

Visit Layer, New Adjustment Layer Lookup Color Lookup.

Select Night from Day.cube to transform the image into a night-time scene.

Click CTRL and J to create a duplicate of The Color Lookup Layer, then experiment with the opacity to get a more dramatic result.

Be sure to choose images that are dark as opposed to images that have a large lighting source. I hope that you enjoy the instructions and if there are some questions, send me a message via the comments section. If you know of any ways for creating a night-time scene faster than those that I have listed above, please inform me.

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