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Hi Guys,

I'm have to edit some pictures in photoshop, but I have no idea how to get the result I want.
Hope someone here can help.

I'm gonna post the picture i need to edit, and pictures to show want I want. First picture is my own picture.
But I really wanna make the bridge more dark and winter-ish, instead of so summr-ish.
I also want to make to sky like on the 3 picture.

Which tools should I use for this?

This is the image I want to edit.
real.JPG

Darker wood like this.
bro2.JPG


This is the sky I want.
bluesky.JPG
 

fredfish

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Hi Elizabeth

My approach would be, for the sky, to create a new sky using a gradient fill (using your 3rd picture as a reference). This would require you to create a selection of the existing sky and the replacing it.

For the bridge I would use a combination of curves and levels adjustment - again making a selection of the bridge first.

I am away for home at the moment but if you need more explanation I can do so later.

Cheers

John
 
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Hi John,

thanks for your help.

But im still not sure how you want to make the sky.
the 3 picture with the sky I want is very small, so what do you mean when you say to use it as referance?
 

IamSam

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You make a selection of the sky.
Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.11.05 PM.png

You use a layer mask to mask out the existing sky.
Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.18.16 PM.png

Use the sky from your third image so set up your gradient tool.
In the gradient editor, sample the top and bottom of the sky.
Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.20.37 PM.png

On a new layer below the original image layer, use your Gradient Tool to add the gradient.
Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.24.19 PM.png

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 2.21.30 PM.png
 

fredfish

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Thanks IamSam - that was exactly what I was suggesting - thank you for describing it. I am currently away from home looking after my mum who is very unwell and have limited opportunity to post complete answers.

Cheers

John
 

IamSam

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No problem John, I understand. I hope your mum gets better and that it's nothing to serious.
 

gedstar

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Open up the Gradient Editor and double click on the first Color Stop as indicated by the white arrow, this will bring up the Color Picker and then just take a sample color from the top part of the sky. Do the same with the second Color Stop and select a color lower down in the image to create the Gradient

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