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Old Oct 15, 2005, 2:05 AM   #1
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Could someone tell me how to improve this shot by giving it a touch of early morning sky, I have PSP8 and Photoshop elements 4.

thanks in anticipation

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Old Oct 15, 2005, 9:34 AM   #2
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I used PSP-X

I put a transparent layer under the pic so I could see what the background eraser was doing.

Used the background eraser to remove the dark sky.

Opened a pic I had of a morning sunrise and resized it to the same size as the arts center.

copy my sunrise and paste it as a new layer on the arts center.

promote background (arts center) to raster and move it on top of the sunrise.

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You could also use the selector tool to select the dark sky and delete it insteead of using the backgrouns eraser.

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You may need to work on the roof-line of the building to get a better blend of sky and building.

I hope this helps. Good luck
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 9:58 AM   #3
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Ah I see some one did one while I was doing this one. Basically find a nice morning sky, but not too bright, in fact I may have gone less bright than this one. Selectively lighten the image and don't forget small highlights. Then mask the sky to match the image.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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Using Photoshop, I selected the dark sky with the Magic Lasso, then opened an image with the new sky, copied it to the clipboard then back in your image chose Paste into.

This creates a mask, so you can fine tune the edges.

Not necessary to delete or erase any of the original sky as the new one will just sit over it.

As with cwodave's image, you would ideally make a more accurate selection around the edge of the building.



Edit : That's how you want the edges to look, in creeduks edit.Just take a little more time than I did :roll:

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Wow! what a difference that makes to the shot, Thanks cwoDave. I will have a bit play with your information now.

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Old Oct 15, 2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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You chaps have some incredible knowldge, and make a good shot a brilliant shot.

Thanks to you all

tony

now I will go and try this myself with the original shot, and learn something new.


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Old Oct 15, 2005, 2:32 PM   #7
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Thank you. I think Creeduk and Stevekin got the outline of the roof much better than I did. Good job.

And re-reading mine....they spell better than me too. LMAO (Sooooo many keys and soooo few fingers)
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 1:49 PM   #8
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Great jobs on the reconstructs, I'm just a newbie and started exploring this part of the forums as I do alot of work like this too, and its great to see and learn from other people.

Just a thought, if it was an early morning shot, there would be an ever so slight reflection of the sky on the glass of the building ( you can tell by the way some lights are reflecting).

Anyway, very cool. hope to contribute some work ( if I ever get the time!)

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