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In this digital photography tutorial we learn how to add luminosity to an image using Photoshop.
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Now, we’re going to next is just darken this as in pure darken it and I looked at it and I still think it’s very bright in the shots. So what we’re going to do is add curves, adjust from there. I’m just going to drag it down further when we need to, click okay. Change the mode to luminosity and rename this one “end building darken.”
And now, fill it with black paint bucket tool, full brush it to black. Fill it black to adjustment away. And I think what we’ll do we’ll just go in very quickly. I just make it a reselection so we’ll get the polygonal lasso tool and just make very reselection around the edge here. Just move it around here like so.
Okay, let’s just zoom it out again. We can now fill out with white like so. We select that, and then we just paint that back a little bit more with black as our edges are nice and smooth. Just to get it better and felt for a lot from there. And I think now it’s better. What we will do is just blur this.
To click on the layer myself with the alt key, press down the alt key. I got to filter and blur and we just see how Gaussian blur we need. I just want to soften these edges on the mask, okay it’s coming in now. I try 10 pixels, like so as it does. Alt key, click on mask again and make sure that it shouldn’t get any sharp edges.
We still paint on a bit of color there even in some luminosity mode we can ask back of that a little bit if we want to. But that’s before, that’s after I think it just that turn it down a little bit to fall on. Right, I still I want to dug when this area’s down and so what we’ll do is make another curves adjustment, drag the curve down like so from that change the change the blend mode to luminosity, and paint bucket tool, full gradient of black, and full gradients of white paintbrush and we’ll do the usual trick of just painting in the adjustment when we need it again.
Remember I’m using the brushes and same pen. You’ll have to use the opacity up here and just not opacity back if you don’t want to go and too dark, just going gently fade this in and I want the edges darker than a bottom here then just gently fade the earthy, change that into gently, same here.
I want this grass darker from the edge here as well so really just kind of pushing full scenic views eye further into the shot. As before that is how I think to achieve IRM. In fact I want just press X on the keyboard that just will turn out swatches, foreground, background color run so that no paint seem to be black, so I want to take some this effect away here. So, I get some from my PC again and put drawings from there. It’s fully editable so that’s a bit better. Right, okay, I’m bit a happy with that now.
And I think when we will come to end about just a month just trying to do is just this a bit down here, I still feel it’s a little bit too bright. I don’t want to go to too far down. What we could do here is just add an empty layer and with the paintbrush tool full resting at black we’re just going to just paint in some black gently over this area so help turn it down like so, same here and that’s just another way of controlling that, okay.
So I think next thing to do is start to sharpening this image up but we’ll go into that in the next section but first of all I just got rename this form and we’ll call this one black paint edges. So that’s a couple of multiple I’ve done. I’ve just added a couple of photos here and it just a current adjustment in that one and the retouching and that just so in keep things nice and tidy.
And I’m going to readjustment now and I need to put white last one. I’m going to get to hue and saturation. I’m going to drop down the saturation a little bit like so there but I’m going to 25. I’m going to get a papers tool full brush up with the black. And what I’m going to do now is paint through the image again and because I try to where I want the fuse eye simply concentrated most and I’m just going to paint black in that saturation.
Now, I’m going to leave this side of building as it is because that was getting a little bit too OTT in my opinion. I want and just lovely reds in the roof. In fact what I need to do is I’m draw a selection, over the sky here like so. I'm going to fill that with black to retain the color I gave it earlier and so I just going to go over that, so I want this tree to remind and put about color in there.
And so it just out in the color is the area’s as we want to attract the attention and I just want to put out the red this one of those colors that’s very, very strong and you get any tiny bit of red in the picture a bit, so just like somebody in a distance in red coat your eye automatically it will be attracted to that. It’s a very strong color. So you got to use red with caution and so it can really, really a very distracting color. But in this case, it’s far to where we want to in this building.
So that’s just another way of drawing the attention we want to use in color. We just desaturated the edges a little bit, and I’m just going to press X to change my full grant to white and just paint out some of this building to the side of that. Now, you can alt click on the mask and that we will see what’s going on. We’ve got this harsh line here where we mostly did the selection for the sky.
So we need to make sure that to get rid of that, so we go to filter, blur, Gaussian blur and just add a nice turn to ideas so something around that just a blur this line up a bit. And that again Gaussian blur because what we don’t want is any harsh lines going to area in which, so that’s before, that’s after I just knocked down a bit of color especially around here and around here and the house concentrate again, how it leads the views eye through essential picture where want them turn us back on a minute.
There we go, so I think we are pretty much finished and what we need to is a final act and just try to sharpen this up and we’ll just do that very quickly and turn these layers back on. So here is the before and here is the image so far.