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How to add that silver moonlight to an image?


Mads Hildebrandt

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I was out yesterday at night and had the great super moon in my back. The light from the moon doesn’t really show on my image, how can I fake moonlight?
 

Eggy

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Can you please upload your image to have an idea what it is you want?
 

Mads Hildebrandt

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You played with the cooling filters, right? Tried that myself. Well, the one in the middle is somewhat what I’m going for, but there must be a better way.
 

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Fas try.. did it just now, it's hard to know exactly what you are exactly looking for. But this is my try.

To me there is a lot of light in the original photo for a realistic moonlight effect so i darkened a little .
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Cheers!
 

Eggy

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I'm not sure what you're after but with color selection I selected the whites from the sky and made them brighter.

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Mads Hildebrandt

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Argos, what you have done is more or less what I’m after, and also have done, just not to the image I uploaded. But I just wanted to know if there was some way to do it to make it as realistic as possible.
 

Mads Hildebrandt

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Argos, realistic was the wrong word to use. Yours it actually quite realistic. Now I have even confused myself a bit about what I’m after. Guess I would like to be able to create that moonlit atmosphere you typically would see in fantasymovies like Lord of the Rings kinda stuff. Maybe if I add some mist/fog here and there, I could make some moonrays going through. But I think that is a bit out of my capabilities. I just want the moonlight to be very obvious.
 

Mads Hildebrandt

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Looks great, Eggy. Well, thank you all. I will see what I come up with. Problem is, I actually also like the image the way it is. But thanks again.
 

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Argos, realistic was the wrong word to use. Yours it actually quite realistic. Now I have even confused myself a bit about what I’m after. Guess I would like to be able to create that moonlit atmosphere you typically would see in fantasymovies like Lord of the Rings kinda stuff. Maybe if I add some mist/fog here and there, I could make some moonrays going through. But I think that is a bit out of my capabilities. I just want the moonlight to be very obvious.
Thats diferent and harder to acomplish XD, you need a really good base, you can try to play with the ilumination but it's hard with this picture.

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