Architecture Presentation Essentials: Turn Day Photos into Night | Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop | Arch Ba Saba | Skillshare

Architecture Presentation Essentials: Turn Day Photos into Night | Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop

Arch Ba Saba, Interior designer

Architecture Presentation Essentials: Turn Day Photos into Night | Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop

Arch Ba Saba, Interior designer

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4 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Darkening

    • 3. Adding Lights

    • 4. Portrait Hack

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About This Class

This class helps you to convert your day photos into night photos with Photoshop in just 10 minutes or less, with two easy steps. Darkening and Adding Lights.

Whether you're an architect, a photographer, a creative person, or you're just into Photoshop, you can use this technique to change any day photograph into a night one.

At the end of this class, you will know:

  • How to mask
  • How to use levels and color look-up adjustment
  • How to transform images and some really useful shortcuts
  • And finally, How to turn day photos into night photos

I hope you enjoy the class.

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Arch Ba Saba

Interior designer


Hi guys! I’m Saba. I am an interior lover and designer.

Since I also studied architecture engineering, I learnt many of 3D and visual softwares like sketch-up, 3Ds max, Rhino, Archi-CAD, Auto-CAD, V-ray, Adobe Photoshop and Lumion. and, I‘ve been teaching my knowledge in this area for a while. And now, I’m so excited to share it online with you too! (ofcourse with helps of my friends in video and sound editing)

So, If you are a person who loves to learn:

Interior design rules, How to style details in home, How to design your room better, Learn how to work with simple 3D softwares and design with them,

Please join me, follow my Skillshare account and check out my videos! I really look forward to seeing your beautiful projects... See full profile

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1. Trailer: Hello, everyone. This is art masala. Today I'm going to teach you how to convert day photos into NYTPhotos with Adobe Photo Shop . I'm going to show that to you with two different examples. The 1st 1 is this urban picture, and the 2nd 1 is this portrait. At the end of this video, you'll know honey used level adjustment, some excellent shortcuts, some blending modes and how to mask before doing anything. I want you to know that we're going to do two things. First we make the photo dark like nine times and second, we add lights to make it more natural and beautiful, So let's jump into it. 2. Darkening: now for the first step to make it easier for you to remember. We start with night from day effect. But do you know where it is? Well, you should find it between adjustment layers, which is down here in the color look up section. So click on this small black and white circle button and click on color. Look up here. You can see about 20 filters, I said, just trying all of them. If you're new to photo shop, once you click on the 1st 1 you can change it to the next one by pushing the right and left button on your keyboard. But for now, we just want this one night from day. If you think your picture became too dark or too bluish, you can always decrease the opacity of this adjustment layer from this slider right here. The next step is to make our photo darker. In this case, you should use another adjustment layer. You can do it with curves levels or even Grady. It maps. You should know that levels and curves are almost the same. Curves do a little more just a bit more advanced. Today. I'm going to show you with levels because I think it is more straightforward and honestly, there is no difference in the result. I will show you curves ingredient maps in my future courses. Okay, I click on the adjustment layers, and from here I choose levels. So what is level? What does it do? As you see here we have two bars, which are somehow the same about the 1st 1 which is three triangle shaped buttons. If you move the right one to the left, you will have a brighter image. If you move the left one to the right, you will have a darker image, and by moving this middle one, you can expand the dark color range or bright color range of the image you see. The middle point represents mid tones like grays. The left part represents blacks and the right side whites. You can easily find it out by looking at this second bar. It is a range from black toe white. You can also play with the second bar to make your photo darker or brighter. Moving this one makes it lighter, and moving this one makes it darker. The difference is the first bar does not affect 100% white or black areas. But the 2nd 1 does affect everywhere. Let me show you in this photo that I made before to show you the concept. If I move the first bar, you see that the white area remains. And if I make it brighter, you see that the blank area is still there. But with the second Maar, I can totally make it black like this or white. So it has effects on blacks and whites of any photo. So back to our scene. I want everywhere to be dark. So I use the second bar and make it a little darker just like this. But you know what? This is a street. A street has lights and cars, so it should be brighter than other places like the sky. How to do that? You see, every adjustment layer has this white thumbnail just next to it. It is it's masks layer. If you click on it, you can paint it with a brush. But remember, mask layers are just sensitive to range of darkness and brightness, not colors. If I paint here black, the adjustment layer does not work on this spot. If I paint it grey. It effects like 50% and white is 100%. So whites in mask layers mean the layer is shown in these areas. Try to remember it this way. Light exists, but darkness is the lack of light, so whites are visible. Therefore blacks will be removed and we can not see these spots anymore. So to make it natural, I will select the mask layer by just clicking on it. And I want to paint it with a Grady int of blank toe white. In this way, the street remains brighter, so I just right click on the paint bucket and then I choose the Grady Int Tool. Choose your color black and white from here. Make sure you have already selected the mask and then click here on image and frank upward with your mouse. You could hold shift to make a straight line. You can do it again to make more contrast. Now we're done with the first step. I mean the darkening part. Look at the difference by holding Ault and clicking on your first layer. Isn't it cool? 3. Adding Lights: Now I want to add some lights to the building. And, of course, this street should have lights to do that. If you have a few windows in your picture, you can start by simply painting inside them by brushed with yellow color. But for this tower, that would be so hard. I want to show you the easier away. Yeah, blending modes. I have a picture of the building in the night here. I choose it. You can easily drag it on your photo shop, but if you've opened it in a new tab like me, you can select it by control A and compete with control C and paste it in your photo by holding control V. Now we should resize it. Click on this button to be able to move it for making any changes in the size of the image . Press control T T stands for transformation. Now you can resize it. If you hold shift, you can preserve the ratio and you can change the perspective by right clicking on the image and selected this option distort. You can move the corners freely now and make a great natural perspective. You can use these windows and floors as a guideline. When you were done with re sizing, press enter, and now it is time for blending modes. They are all here. There are about 27 different blending modes that are divided into six groups. They determine how the colors of the front image and back image would be seen together. So because lights are bright and we want to see their brightness here, we choose lighten or screen in blending modes. This group of blending modes compares both layers brightness, pixel by pixel and eventually chooses the brighter pixel to be shown. So you will only see the brighter pixels, whether they're in the front or the back image. In this group. They all do this, but the differences are just about to things, their power and their effects on 100% blacks or 100% whites. So some of them arm or intense. Some of them do not affect white and black, and some do for better understanding. I will show you some more examples, but for now, let's leave it on. Lytton, let's add some stars to the sky. I have chosen this beautiful night sky, and I open it on my photo just like before. Control a control, See control V selected Press this button control t to resize it press enter Just change the blending mode toe lighten again But we don't want stars to be on the building As you already guessed I want to make them disappear by mask So I select my layer And by clicking this mask layer I add a new layer mask I click on this white rectangle I choose the brush and start to paint It is better to be patient and do it slowly See now you can't see the dark sky Just bright stars. Maybe this is too sharp for you So again we can decrease the opacity Now it is time for the street I already found a similar street for you So open it. You know what to do this time Don't you control a control? See Control V Click here control t Move it. Change the size, right click and distort for a better perspective. There you go. Press enter Change the blend mode, toe lighten And the last step Adam asking Erase the areas that you don't want by clicking on the create layer mask and you remove all these extra stuff with the black brush. I think you know it all by now. To make it even better, you can choose one of your lights, for example, these windows select the layer and press control J Now go to this tab. Filters blur Gaussian blur and put the number on four. Click on OK, now it seems some lights are bright ning outside of the window. You can do this with all the other lights, but remember, by repeating these easy steps control, T distort mask and blending mode, you can add tones of lights, the buildings, the sidewalk and shop windows like I did here. 4. Portrait Hack: and now for the portrait. I don't want to tell you everything again. Just remember, after color, look up night from day after adding levels and making it darker. It is nice to add stronger levels adjustment layer like this and mask it to kind of make a face in the center of attention. Choose the layer mask and paint the face with the black brush. You should use a big brush with low opacity with soft edges. Let me tell you this, too. By holding three keys of control ault and right button of the mouse and moving the mouse left and right. You can make the brush bigger or smaller, and by moving it up and down, you can change the sharpness of the edges. Now the mask layer is selected. Just paint, click, click, click and we're done with this tutorial. Thank you for watching See you soon in the next class