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In this Photoshop Tutorial, I will show you how to transform a photograph from Day to Night time in Photoshop Cs5. This Day to Night photo effect is simple yet still somewhat realistic and can be done with a few simple adjustment layers.
1. Create a new Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer and turn the saturation slider down to around -50.
2. Next, create a new Photo Filter Adjustment Layer, and select a custom dark night blue color and turn preserve luminosity off. Set the density to 90-100%. Lower the opacity of the Adjustment layer to your liking.
3. Create a new Gradient Map Adjustment Layer and using a Default Black to White Gradient, set this layer to Multiply.
4. Use Layer Masks to Darken up the sky further while leaving the rest of the image visible.
5. Add stars to the image using a custom brush creating in the Brush Window. Create a brush with Spacing setting and Size Jitter turned up and create a lightly dotted starry sky. Lower the Opacity of the stars and mask out portions for realism.
hey everyone just as good here and today I'm going to show you how to take a picture from day to night in Photoshop so open up your picture and go to layer new adjustment layer hue/saturation this first step we're just gonna focus on desaturating the picture a little bit so turn the saturation slider down to about negative 50 this makes it so you don't see some of those bright oranges or bright colors that you wouldn't see at night now for the most important step go to layer new adjustment layer photo filter and hit OK there now when you first do it it's gonna just make your picture look warmer that's because that's the default setting of a photo filter you have all these presets here like cooling filters and blue underwater it's a really cool tool on Photoshop that you should get to learn and the density lets you choose how strong you want the effect to be but as you can see no matter how much we turn it up it still looks like daytime that's because preserve luminosity is on pretty much when you uncheck that it allows the photo filter to replace the whites in your image and take over the image more strongly so this blue is looking a little too blue so you can click the color and go ahead and make it a custom color and I'm gonna set it to a darker nighttime blue once you have that set to around 90 to 100% density and lower the opacity of the layer to about 80 70 90 depending on your original picture it's going to be different I used about 90 here now it is looking like nighttime but it looks kind of fake right now so what a new adjustment layer your gradient map I'm just gonna name it that because I'm trying to be organized here and take the black to white or white to black gradient map if you don't have it click reset gradients and choose it and if it's reversed like this hit the reverse button right there now set the layer blending mode on multiply I have a tutorial on layer masks if you didn't see it go check it out we're gonna use the layer mask of this adjustment layer to make only the top portion of it show up and select the black and white gradient that's usually the third one but it's also the first one for me because that's the foreground to background gradient and my foreground and background colors happen to be black and white and make a straight line from the top of your sky to the bottom of your sky but you want to stretch it out far so it's blends better hold shift if you want to make a straight line and I'm just gonna pull you around until I get something that I like okay that looks about good it makes the sky look more realistically dark so for our next step we're gonna add some stars to the sky so go to layer new layer or shift command N and head over to your brushes palette so pick your brush and head over to the brushes palette that should be right there if you're using cs5 if you're not using cs5 it might be around here just go to window and select the brush palette and it should pop up under brush tip shape menu make sure your size is at 4 pixels your hardness is at 100 and turn your spacing all the way up also go to shape dynamics and turn the size jitter all the way up to 100% go to scattering also turn that up to 1000% and leave everything else alone again turn the size down to about 3 or 4 pixels now you don't want to just click and drag because that makes way too many stars what you want to do is just make sure your opacity is all the way up and just dot just one click so just dot up your whole night sky with stars I'm just going to fast forward it and once you get to the bottom closer to the horizon lower your brush size to about 2 and finish it up down to the horizon so we create an illusion of depth and lower the overall opacity of the stars to about 70% you can even go as low as 60 if it's looking fake and to finish up we're gonna create a layer mask on the stars just like we did to the gradient map so go to layer layer mask hide all now you see the layer mask right there everything's black so go to your gradient tool and make the white stripe just like you did on your gradient map so that it fades it down when he gets closer to the horizon and here's the final effect before and after thanks for watching thanks for subscribing and I'll talk to you soon