Turning day into night…
As much as I liked the photo on the right.. I just wanted to play around and see if I could create a night-time scene using Lightroom and Photoshop..
Firstly, I did the necessary adjustments in Lightroom and then edited the photo in Photoshop.
What I did next was to add some texture layers to the photo and the layers I used were these:
I then moved those layers around in photoshop until I got the desired effect.. How I did this was by transforming the layer and then making that layer larger than the original picture, which allowed me to adjust the position of each layer.
Once I was happy with the effect.. I then saved the image and it automatically got imported back into Lightroom.
My next step was to use the cloning tool and remove the lifebuoy ring and pole.
Next I added a radial filter highlighting the bench, so it looked lighter than the rest of the picture… I did this by lowering the exposure.. When happy I then used the adjustment brush and lower the exposure of the street light, so that it looked like it was switched on.. I did this twice, each time with the flow set to about 89%.
Finally I then created a new brush, which was quite large and lowered the flow and then increased the exposure slightly until I got it to look like the bench was being highlighted by the shine of the street light.
Photography is all about experimentation.. not just when you are out and about but when you process your photos… personally I am quite pleased with the final effect.. What do you think?