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Re: Editing Challenge No. 3

Originally Posted by wornish View Post
I struggled as well lots of failed attempts. Getting a light to shine from a dark/black window is quite a challenge. It still doesn't look right to me but its the best I could achieve given my skill level. Looked at quite a few tutorials but couldn't find one that does this. Lots of examples of doing it from an already lit window but not from an unlit one.
I liked the idea and wondered if I could do something similar. As you say it is trickier than it looks. One of the hurdles was the white window frames, mullions, and transoms. To be backlit from the room they would need to be much darker. From your manipulation it looks like you have inverted the windows components dark to light and light to dark. I tried this and ended up with blue windows frames that I couldn't do anything with; in the end I just masked the windows and went over it with a clone brush at 50% to turn them into stone which I could then darken. In some of the windows there is a hint of interior objects and it looks like you gave "inverted" the colours of the glass as well as the window components (i.e you did the whole window) as lighter objects in the room have come out darker. Are you willing to give an explantion of what you did as I think I have done well but its still not as good as what you have showed us can be achieved and to get where I did I have used about twenty or so layers in Photoshop Elements to get the masking right for each window. Thanks.
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