Sunday, 1 February 2009

Approaching Storm, multiple exposures

I did mine in PS7, because that's the computer I was using.

1)the original
2)darkened for dark sky
3)lightened and slightly saturated for lighter foreground
4)vector mask applied to upper layer (the layer with the light sky) to
remove light sky. This is the FINAL* version.

I discovered sensor spots.

I cleaned up some of them.

*There is more I could do. But I have to go to bed--K is waiting for me.

This is how I did it: I pasted copies of the original into a new doc in PS7, darkened the lower one, lightened the upper one, applied the layer mask, colored black over the lightened sky with a large soft brush. (I did not drag it, dunno how).

The photo was taken in Hamilton, Ontario Canada in November.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I just used the time stamp that came up--do we want to assign times?

moo said...

Glad you found it useful. It's good when you get used to it and use the layer mask like second nature. Took me a while but seem to have got the hang of it now. I know they call them vector masks but I'm not sure if there is any difference between a vector mask and a layer mask.
For dragging you must have the arrow tool open then you just take it to the image you are moving and drag it to the other one. Copying and pasting is the same anyway.
It's a nice view and a great sky and well worth the little effort.