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Eggy

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Hi everyone, I'm back.
The past months I practiced a lot of techniques but didn't keep the projects.
But this one I like and please let me know what you think about it and don't spare the critiques!

alley day.jpgalley night.jpg
 

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Hi Sam and thank you.
I tried a brighter version to divulge a bit more details but it ruined the 'mood'.
 

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No, the lighting is just about perfect. How much highlighting did you do (on gate) on surrounding objects after you added the streetlamp light?
 

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Well Sam, actually I did not 'add' the streetlamp light.
I duplicated the backgroundlayer and applied a photofilter (warming filter (85) at 100 %)(or color at will).
Then I added a layer mask and brushed away (depending on the brushhardness) until the remaining lighting.
For the rimlighting on exposed objects and the fence I did the same. On some parts I used the dodge tool to accentuate the effect and fade the orange color. It's a bit more work (ctrl+z) but the result seemed good.
I did the lightbulb with a zero hardness brush.(Pressed until the result was good)
For the rimlights on the roof (white moonlight) I used the dodge tool.

I forgot to say that on the first duplicated backgroundlayer I did an adjustmentlayer 'moonlight' and correct it to darken the blue color. (I am using CS6)
 
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EGGY said:
Well Sam, actually I did not 'add' the streetlamp light.
Yes you did. The streetlamp was already there.........the light was not. Honest misunderstanding. Lol!

I was more interested in the highlights I "think" I can see on the gate that might have been done by you after you added the streetlamp light.
 

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That is correct. In a manner I discribed in my previous post.
This way (I honestly don't know any other way) I can add my artistic view on the project.
 

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Ok...........let me try it this way.....

did you use the brush tool to add the highlights on the gate?
Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 9.58.44 AM.png

Did you use a tool to add the highlights on these shutters?
Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 9.59.28 AM.png
 

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Sorry EGGY, if I'm not understanding you............I apologize.
 

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Well Sam, in the first case I used a layer mask on the 'blue' background and brushed away the gate with under it the 'orange' background. I highlighted some parts with the dodge tool.
On the shutters I used the dodge tool. (after masking with the polygon masktool)

The rest will follow tomorrow, I'm leaving for bowling practice.
See you tomorrow.
 
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Ok, just as you said before! Thanks, I think I have it now!

As I said before, great job!
 
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You've done a wonderful job on this one Eggy! Very believable and very natural.
Only suggestion: I would remove the black cable in the sky.
 

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@hershy314: thank you for the comment. By the way, this is not a technique I invented but borrowed from a tut I saw about a month ago or so. Of course mine was my own interpretation.
It took me half an hour to find it back but it comes from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXZOKqDbgpY
@chrisdesign: also thanks for the comment and yes, the black cable is disturbing. At first I was planning to add rimlight on top of the cable caused by moonlight . But I think that the focus is the alley itself and too much detail arround could take away the focus.
I'll remove the cable and post an update.
Here is the update
 

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Eggy

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Ok, just as you said before! Thanks, I think I have it now!

As I said before, great job!
Hi Sam. I think that we were not on the same wavelenght at one point. I got a bit confused, sorry about that.
 

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I too like your approach with the light, very nice. Didn`t think of doing that, but it worked nicely for you.
Good job!
 

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