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Re: Editing Challenge No. 3

Originally Posted by OM USer View Post
I liked the idea and wondered if I could do something similar. As you say it is trickier than it looks. .............. I used about twenty or so layers in Photoshop Elements to get the masking right for each window. Thanks.
You got it right in your assumptions. I was using Photoshop CC for this and I am no expert. I used lots of layers and made lots of mistakes on the way.
I selected the windows and copied to a new layer. I increased the contrast a lot and then inverted the image. This created black frames and lighter glass. If light is coming from the room then the frames would appear dark when seen from the outside.

Then it was down to using a soft brush tool to paint in the areas with various shades of yellow multiple layers each with slightly less opacity as you go to the edges. I Remerged the windows with the original and adjusted the mask to get a good join. Hope this makes sense. I enjoy doing post processing but I am not artistic enough to match the experts.

I did find this tutorial which helped a bit.

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