Editing a Sunrise or Sunset Scene Part Six
For the final part of editing a sunrise or sunset, I will show how to make some personal changes to an image before saving it as a finished image. I will use an image from part four & part five.
I will make three changes to this image. These are to darken the sky, replace a small part of a blown out sky & cropping it.
Darkening Sky using Camera Raw
I will be darkening the top of the sky using graduated filter in Camera Raw. This has already been shown in part one.
Once in Camera Raw, select Graduated Filter in the top menu.
Replacing part of Image using Content Aware Tool
There is a part of the image I want to replace as it looks a little blown out. To do this use the quick selection tool, then use content aware fill. Pictures below show how to do it.
To complete this, I will be cropping as I want to get rid of some sky & sand to give it a better frame. Images show how below.
Now I have completed my three changes, I save the image in a format I choose, normally .tiff & .jpeg. .jpeg I use for posting on social media or Flickr, then .tiff for a master copy.
I now have a completed image seen below.
Thanks for looking through this series. As mentioned already, I decided to produce it primarily as a taster of what can be done in Photoshop by using tools that can be used efficiently for anyone starting out in photography & editing. There are so many ways to edit your image, other posts I will create over time will demonstrate more advanced techniques ways of editing your image. All images used in this series are purely used just for example & are in no way masterpieces, I merely used them to show what can be done.
- Sunrise or Sunset Scene, Choosing Equipment & Tools – Editing a Sunrise or Sunset Scene Part One
- The Power of Camera RAW – Editing a Sunrise or Sunset Scene Part Two
- Basic Adjustments using Camera Raw Continued – Editing a Sunrise or Sunset Scene Part Three
- Using Google NIK Collection in Photoshop to Edit a Sunset – Editing a Sunrise or Sunset Scene Part Four
- Using Viveza 2 in Google NIK Collection – Editing a Sunrise or Sunset Scene Part Five