|turn a sunny day|
This photo is March 6, 2010, I went to China's AAAA-class tourist attractions - Great Lake (Taining China) play when photographed the scenery. Cloudy day, poor lighting, coupled with the quality of digital cameras and photography issues, photo looks a little gloomy. Because I want to say in this tutorial is how to deal with cloudy days into sunny photo effects.
Step 1 -- Levels adjustment photos
First, Open the photo of the original image, duplicate layer, we use "curves" tool, adjust the brightness of photos.
Image > Adjustments > Curves ( Ctrl + M )
As the lack of day light, resulting in unsatisfactory color photos, and now need to add some color to it.
Image > Adjustments > Vibrance
At this point, the effect is much better than the original image it.
Step 2 -- Draw clouds in the sky, white clouds blossoming
Using photoshop CS5 new improved tools "Quick selection tool", select the part of the sky.
Part of the sky into a constituency
Select > Inverse ( Shift+Ctrl+I), Add vector mark , New layer , Add a layer style ,Gradient Overlay
Color scheme according to the figure
Select "brush tool"
According to their own needs, select Clouds Photoshop Brushes
Step 4 -- Painting a lake effect
Here we can see, the sky is blue sky, but the lake is muddy color. We know that sunlight refracted into the seven colors through the prism, the refractive index of water and sky for blue-violet light through, so water should be blue-purple look. Here, we have to use photo filter function to achieve.
Select "Quict Selection Tool"
Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter
If you think this is also not achieve results, you can make another effect.
add a layer style, color overlay
Then, we need to make a sky cloud lake reflection.
Select Clouds Layer, Layer Via Copy ( Ctrl+J )
Edit > Tarnsform > Flip Vertical
Step 5 -- Enhanced color photo
In the figure, you can see on the left of the plant color distortion, it sounds a bit yellowish.
Image > Adjustments > Exposure
Image > Adjustments > Replace Color
Image > Adjustments > color balance
Step 6 -- Removal of the forest edge of the burr
Select "Quick selection tool", Selected parts of the forest
Select > Refine Edge ( Photoshop CS5 Improved Functionality )
Select View Mode> On Black
We can see a black background, white edge of the forest shows burr. We can choose "Refine Radius Tool" or "Erase Refinerments Tool" to remove excess burr
To make the edge of the forest and the sky background is more integration, the need for the edge to Feather
Narrow constituency, Select > Modify > Contract
Select > Modify > Feather
Remove unnecessary part
Of course, if you are not satisfied with the results, you can re-treatment. We are here to just teach you a method, not the details of the perfect treatment.