Coloring the Sky and Removing Modern Building
This gets my image most of the way there. Unfortunately, there are a couple of small issues. One, I said that I messed up the sky a little bit. I lost a little bit of color right here. I'm just gonna grab a new blank layer. Sample this color here. Option click, right. That paints this over things. I'm just painting this blue color. Right? Change the blend mode to Color. Color's filled in. That one was easy. What about this? This doesn't fit the period. Not great. Unfortunately it's very, too modern of a building. What am I gonna do? I'm gonna steal from this over here. I'm just gonna flip it. Okay? So, I'm gonna select more than I need and I'm gonna copy it. So, I need to Copy Merge. So I can go back through and I can copy the original layer, but I find that when I'm just on any rando layer and I need to copy what's visible, Command Shift C, Control Shift C on PC. This is called Copy Merged. It copies whatever is visible in your selection. So that when I hit Paste even though I had jus...
t a, that other layer selected, it gave me this. So I like Copy Merged a lot. Command Shift C. I'm gonna hit Free Transform. So Command T or Control T on PC. And I'm gonna Flip Horizontal. Bring this right over to the edge and line it up. I'll lower the opacity so you can see it a little bit more clearly. Maybe something like that. Okay. I just want to clean up this stuff a little bit. So nothing's really poking out at me. Let's do a little bit of this. I think that looks okay. Easy enough. I just need it for the ground. That's all I need it for. And I'm going to hold down the Alt or Option key and click on the mask button. That immediately creates a Hide AlL mask. Then all I have to do is zoom in. And this, let's bring that opacity back. I'm gonna give myself a relatively similar edge. Now you can also see that the tones don't quite line up. I'm gonna fix that in a second. This comes across here. I'm just gonna even this up a little bit. That looks good. Okay. So, this replaces, let's get rid of some, a little bit more of that. I don't like that, there we go that's better. Okay. So, this gives me the new edge. But unfortunately, this doesn't match. Our trusty friend the Clipping mask allows us to adjust, undo. The Clipping mask allows us to adjust only that layer that's immediately below it. So what I'm gonna do over here, gonna zoom in a little bit, make it a little bit easier to see. Is we make it a little bit brighter. Something that looks like that. Right? So that got me tonally pretty close. I mean there's just a little bit too much color in it so I'm gonna do one for Color and just bring that saturation down. And now, very easy. Two little quick adjustments blended together. This whole process, me going at full speed, what you just saw. I mean other than waiting for it to load up and copy and paste, this is about five minutes worth of work. To erase something on top of the other thing and swap that background out. And it allows you to go from, you know, here to here or there for the most part, right, to here in a relatively short amount of time. I'm waiting on it to merge it and line it up more than anything else. And I think it totally is passable. Okay? And that would be how I would put that image together.
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