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How to make the image darken like thsi using photoshop cs6??


zoe20

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I Often wonder how to darken the given image like the one i attached. What i tried is i added a rectangle over the image with black and tried to reduce the opacity and fills.But i didn't get the result like the one i attached. Gurus please give me your expert suggestions on it. Thanks in advance.
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zoe20

This is the Original Image

z1.jpg

This is the Effect am trying to replicate

ty1.jpg
 
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MrToM

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You've done exactly the right thing.

I placed the 'target' image over your PSD image and changed the 'Blend Mode' to DIFFERENCE.
What this does is to give you a greyscale image, the darker a pixel is the less difference there is to the one under it....so a 'perfect' match would result in a completely black result.

This is the result of what you've done with the 'Opacity' adjusted rather than the 'Fill'....

z1_MT_01.png

As you can see, its almost totally black, meaning its as close to the 'target' image as makes no odds.

There may be other ways to do this but I think the simplicity wins in this case.

What I did:
Put the 'target' image on top of your layer stack.
Set its 'Blend Mode' to 'Difference'.
Set 'Fill' to 100% for the black layer.
Adjusted 'Opacity' of the black layer until the image is as black as you can get it.
Turn off 'target' image.

z1_MT_02.png

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MrTom.
 

MrToM

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You have it already.....its yours.

All I've done is to set the 'Fill' back to 100% and the Opacity to around 76%.

Thats all.

If you want to use the technique described above then just follow my instructions.

Regards.
MrTom.
 

Tom Mann

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Using the difference / subtraction method to check for exact matches, once can also see that there are other methods that will produce either identical or very similar results:

a) An exposure adjustment layer with the exposure set to -5.35;

b) A levels adjustment layer with the maximum output brightness slider set to 50; and,

c) A black layer with the opacity set to ~ 97% and the fill set to 100% gets very close, but it isn't exact.


I am sure that there are other methods that also work.

Cheers,

Tom M
 

zoe20

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Thank you Tom Mann. Really awesome. Thanks for the help.This is a great place to learn . You Gurus are always so kind enough to teach us when ever we got struck.
 

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