Deke’s Techniques: Turn Day into (Halloween) Night

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, we continue this year’s Halloween hijinks by turning an image of a mansion in the daylight into a nighttime scene by using a Camera Raw adjustment layer.

He starts with this mansion, which in my opinion is already creepy due to the lack of entrance to the front door.

The mansion during the daytime

Then using the adjustment layer, he darkens that sky to an ominous midnight suitable for ghosts, bats, and full moons. If you’re a member of lynda.com, or you sign up for a free 10-day trial at lynda.com/deke, Deke’s got three (!) exclusive movies in which he adds the lit windows, bat-moon from last week, and (of course) a ghost in the window.

The scene converted to night in Photoshop

Deke’s Techniques, bringing you Halloween treats every week (this time of year).

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