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JeremyC

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Hello everyone. I am trying to turn a image from day to night. I have googled and followed few tutorials... but I still couldn't get the night effect I wanted.
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Above is the picture I tried to edit. I tried to use hue & saturation, camera raw filter and curves... the house seemed ok, but the sky looked weird(didn't look nature).
Any helps are appreciated. A step by step guide is preferred :3 Thanks in advanced.

(Please be noted that I may not be able to reply in few days ~ vacation)
 

Tom Mann

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I presume the photo you posted is your "before" shot -- correct?

Why don't you also post your "after" shot so we can offer suggestions on how to improve what you have already done.

Cheers,

Tom M
 

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I've never done one of these so I gave it a try. The main problem is that the sky is blown-out and is mostly pure white, so it's difficult to do anything with the sky using curves, etc. I painted a new sky using a gradient from pure black to a very deep blue, and then used Blend-If on that layer to allow the branches and mountaintop to show through.

Once I had a decent night sky, I applied a dark blue color fill layer on the entire image, blend mode set to Color. Then I used several curves and levels adjustments with various blend modes such as multiply, overlay and screen, to put certain areas in deep shadow and make other areas highlighted as if they are glinting in moonlight.

Lastly, I copied the entire image to a new layer and applied the Neon Glow filter, which gives a very spooky effect. I set the blend mode of this layer to soft light and reduced the opacity to 50%.
 

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Maybe you could adjust separately the sky and the house. . . I've seen a tutorial of making this 5 years ago :D
 

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I used a similar technique to Chris' with some variations.

I used a color fill layer with a layer mask containing the gradient. I did this so I had the ability to come back and alter the gradients color at any time.
I also used a curves adjustment to pull the tone of the house down evenly. I used it's layer mask to lighten the upper area where I was already using the color fill for the sky.
I used a gradient layer for the bottom of the image to darken the leaves and ground clutter.

Test: Screenshot
Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 6.59.50 PM.png

Test: JPG
DayToNightScaryHouse_01.jpg

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 7.00.35 PM.png

I tried a window lighting, but I was not that happy with it. I will have to work on that some more.

Test: Screenshot
Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 7.00.04 PM.png

Test: JPG
DatToNightScaryHouse_02.jpg
 
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JeremyC

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View attachment 57211

I've never done one of these so I gave it a try. The main problem is that the sky is blown-out and is mostly pure white, so it's difficult to do anything with the sky using curves, etc. I painted a new sky using a gradient from pure black to a very deep blue, and then used Blend-If on that layer to allow the branches and mountaintop to show through.

Once I had a decent night sky, I applied a dark blue color fill layer on the entire image, blend mode set to Color. Then I used several curves and levels adjustments with various blend modes such as multiply, overlay and screen, to put certain areas in deep shadow and make other areas highlighted as if they are glinting in moonlight.

Lastly, I copied the entire image to a new layer and applied the Neon Glow filter, which gives a very spooky effect. I set the blend mode of this layer to soft light and reduced the opacity to 50%.
Thanks. This is nice but the roof looks shinny and there are some random white spots behind the tree :3
 
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JeremyC

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I used a similar technique to Chris' with some variations.

I used a color fill layer with a layer mask containing the gradient. I did this so I had the ability to come back and alter the gradients color at any time.
I also used a curves adjustment to pull the tone of the house down evenly. I used it's layer mask to lighten the upper area where I was already using the color fill for the sky.
I used a gradient layer for the bottom of the image to darken the leaves and ground clutter.

Test: Screenshot
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Test: JPG
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I tried a window lighting, but I was not that happy with it. I will have to work on that some more.

Test: Screenshot
View attachment 57232

Test: JPG
View attachment 57234
Thanks. If the sky could be darken more, that would be the effect I am looking for... is it possible to do so?
 

IamSam

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Yes very easy, I can also change the color very quickly since I used the color fill layer.

Test: JPG
DayToNightScaryHouse_03.jpg

Test:pNG
DayToNightScaryHouse_03.png
 

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