What we will do now is just lighten the part of the sky but get the rest of it is still fairly dark. I’ve mentioned earlier when I begin the video I showed you some other images I shot through the night. And if you remember last night that if you get a really good image and you like painting it and it’s really nice and happy with it. Then a good thing to do is without touching the camera of course is then you get light painting, you got that in the bag. And then just concentrate on getting a little bit of sky shot so in that way if you didn’t couldn’t get your light painting and you’ll decent starlight in the sky in one exposure. You’ve always got the option of stripping in one your starlight skies and so that is an option. With this particular image I felt I knew it could’ve been a bit tight but I felt I had enough exposure in the sky this one to do in one. And I still believe that but we got to recalculate isn’t it boarder line? So what I want to do is to keep this area but I still felt it is fairly dark but in this top area a bit.
So what we’re going to do is to do curbs adjustments there, I’m just going to move my cursor of the sky here, and you can see this right down towards the very bottom of the curve in darker tones. So I’m just going to raise that slightly again I can’t let it too far I got lot kef noise and also other sort of artifacts and stuff. And I’m going to see it’s coming through now so I just going to slice it in there slightly and click OK and now what I’m going to do is to get a gradient tool foreground to set to black. Background is a white and you make sure that you got this for white the background preset done. I’m just now going to try it forget it’s rising so it’s come and goes. I’m going to run my gradient from the bottom of this, through about there.
And what I done is taking that away the adjustment that we’ve made to light the sky away from the bomb half the image. I might just go over that and again just bring a bit further and it’s like here I miss sometimes. And again two x there so that’s just lighting very much the adjust the very top of the sky and I’m going to go in with my brush tool with foreground set, to black. And again I just want to take it away from this area, this is the main problem here.
Just in case you’re wondering what’s this red light is, it isn’t the sun. Since that we had this mover to this side this is light pollution or that’s one word for it. From a big name road, which runs at the back here and it,’s a bit roundabout which is front lip and that’s why you get that big orange shape or orange glow and so we should paint that back a bit and going back to layer and I’m just going to paint over this side a s well. So what we should have there is just use the side like there being lighten that up you want anything else you might in doing this image on this layer. Just that so we just painted over there a bit but I think that’s pretty good. And what we can do is just to filter, blur, just to blur, just o make sure we’re not getting paper slice and I’m pretty sure you won’t. But I just give a 15 pixel around there, blur so that’s just lighten that up. What I want to do in a minute, which again is a pretty things to is to darken the edges. But the very edge in a bit is a bit more better. I want to get some light around that’s going to build in here.
So we’ll do that next, we’ll do it after we rename this one we call this one lighten top. An I’m going to leave that in normal mode again so that just like that blur coming through. And we’re going to do little curbs and this one we’re just going to darken the edges like that should do me. And I’m going to get my lesser tool and just paint and just draw a lot of rough around the area and I’m going to fill that area with black in the paint bucket tool. Take away the adjustments so there’s lighting in the image in the center but just min the edges filter, blur, just blur and give it a full tone of pixel blur. That’s what we do with job and that’s smooth out those edges a little bit and you can see now. You got better light here in the sky but a little bit there. And so that’s that and we should call that one an edge curve.
Again we’re making up to this in a bit just re adjustment again that’s looking quite good. So you the images now so it comes together about, I’m just going to get my paint brush tool. And with black to the foreground, I’m just go again sorry, do a white as a foreground I’m just going to bring this down. I’m just a bit concern getting abandoned there, what I would like to do if I can is just to try to bring that some of these little star lights a little bit. And to do that, I’m going to turn off the curve H-curve for just another adjustment. I should know one; we’ll do a level suggestion for this I’ll clip one preview on. And it might help I just want o see if I could bring out some of little star trails here, so hold down ALT key and we’ll see how far it will take this. See now it is popping out there and there and seal the noise going through now but not to light it too much. Fill that with black this might not work but I’m going to go and I will block the way just a bit away and again with the paintbrush tool. Full reset to white and a very small brush and if you turned the tube 5 2% at the moment. I’m just going to re-tint to run over this star trails and light them.
And we’re going to change this light over doing those of this. Like that, see you got the idea so a quick look turn it off turn it back on so you can see bring those out. And I have to carry on just do this other ones and come back to you in a second, I’ll just rename this one star trails lighten. I just carry on with that when I come back.
Here’s the before we painted the stars in here’s after so we’ve just really kind of switch those on. Just make them twinkle a little bit more for that it works quite well, so we’re getting pretty much there a pretty much quite nicely. I just turn the H-curve back on and you get to see now darken on those adjustment down. But I think it’s still enough there to make it work we could just back off this edge curve we need to. But I quite with that and so I think we need to come back to the tree curb. I think it’s going to a bit flag kin there and adjust that a bit more. We done the bottom here just turn up back on bit like so that’s better. So as soon we’ve realize we’ve run through the image after we have to return back to certain pictures. And this one darken a felt it could down a bit more possibly because let’s put a gear and pretty about there.
Again when I come back again I just going to get a bit, but it’s a matter of just doing about a gear. So what I will do I just brought some of these put a layer on top so again you know the score curbs, we just find a way where we need to go. And it’s a bit further up the curbs there do that lay in, I got a bit of S in there I do a bit of contrast like so. Fill that with black so foreground is a white paint brush tool and again. We can bring the size of that brush up in there. And just be careful don’t go over the sky too much just bring out those poles of light on the roof top like that. Again we do that inside the barn as well just in a sense there thought the edges go into light and it’s a little bit poor there. so we bring out tension fill the tension towards the center here and that’s what are these are doing. Just bright the area and it attracts attention so we close one poles of light that’s it so that’s bringing out a bit more. I feel like one of a kind dark in this side a bit more so I’m going to take a quick look at this and to comeback in a second.
The kind of thing I’ve done is the following I’ve change the dark and mode here from normal rightly and these from very red here. So I decided now to change those a little bit of velocity, so it takes a bit some of the colorcast away. And the tree curb I’ve gone a bit mad and I’ve really stiff in the curb there like so. Just really pick out that tree a bit better I felt it was it’s going to be flat and so again I’ll say it again with using the curb adjustments. , it give s us the power to able to do and alter this.
We’re going to come back to these and re-apply any adjustments. And the next what I’m going to do is another curb adjustment; I’m going to darken down some of this areas on the side of the building here. So curbs and then just re highlight the cursor over the building over that and it’s obviously quite light there. So we’re going to pull this down like so, this one will definitely be in illumines mode. We’ll do that now, paint bucket tool foreground to black. Fill that foreground to white paint brush tool and now we can just paint in, I want to darken this building down on the edge here and the back here a bit more. We’ll also want o dark this foreground here and so it felt it was a bit too bright. And we come in to this side and just darken that background a little bit more there and also the foreground here and that will do. That’s healthy to do and it is better using a precious sense to the tablet and pen here so by using that. I can adjust by how much dark I’m doing by the pressure of the pounds and tablets so I’m not filling brush here. , I am more so on with the edges here, when I darken but near the centurion, I’m just using a lighter to attain some of the detail there. So that’s that just to back out a bit, also if you want to use a mesh what you can do is to darken this areas and draw a pastel. And draw your pastel down and just darken this less so it’s what I’m doing it. But I recommend getting a parent tablet if you do a lot of retouching. So that’s before and that’s after again it’s just helping keep our eye right in the center what we want to. So we can see these poles of lights coming out so we rename this one selected dark I think.
Darken tree on this for I don’t think, so by the way. Before after again just pushing that the viewers eye and do a little path to walk through these light patches. And the selected lighten laying there we’re going to come back to that and the poles of light that we called it. I’m just going to add a bit more light here, like that. Turn off; turn on like that so there we go. What we’ll do now is take the white levels that we have made earlier and I’ll just want to see what’s going on the image. Back now to load, there you go hold down the Alt key and just save and still not clicking too much. That’s fire a little bit of hotspot there so OK. We need so otherwise it’s not going to sparkle it look flat and again darkness to come up a little bit there and like so. So that’s all with in, was that acceptable I’m not going to lose too much there and I think we nearly there.