Using Photoshop to Alter the Lighting of an Image

In this collection of lessons we will be focusing on creating a mood by drastically changing the lighting of an image. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
1h 38m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
1h 38m
Description

In this collection of lessons we will be focusing on creating a mood by drastically changing the lighting of an image. We will get started by learning how to remove some unwanted information from our image using the spot healing brush. From there we will begin the process of converting our daytime image into a night time image. During this process we make some major color corrections as well as completely replace the sky in our scene. Some of the techniques we will learn include creating a difficult mask, sharpening an image, and creating highlights where there previously were none. We will wrap things up by learning how to create some atmospheric elements for our scene in the form of low lying fog and rays of moonlight. As we will see, there are a lot of considerations when drastically changing the lighting for an image. Through this series of lessons we will address each of these challenges and present solutions to them for this specific image. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating a mood by drastically changing the lighting for an image, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe-authorized training partner. My name is Eddie and I'll be walking you through the process of using Photoshop to change the lighting in a scene, as well as create a sense of atmosphere. We'll get started by learning how to remove some unwanted information from our image using the Spot Healing Brush. From there we'll begin the process of converting our daytime image into a nighttime image. Throughout this process we'll make some major color corrections, as well as completely replace the sky in our scene. Some of the techniques we'll learn include creating a difficult mask, sharpening our image, and creating highlights where there previously were none. We'll wrap things up by learning how to create some atmospheric elements for our scene in the form of low-lying fog and rays of moonlight. As we'll see there are a lot of considerations when drastically changing the lighting for an image. Through this series of lessons we'll address each of these challenges and present solutions to them for this specific image. So let's get started with our next lesson.