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How to Change Day into Night with Photoshop Tutorial

I hope you will find this another very easy Photoshop Tutorial where we going to learn how to change Day into Night with Photoshop using some tools and effects.

change day into night

You’ll need Day into Night with Photoshop:

Step 1

Open the school picture.

change day into night school

To darken the image, make a Curves Adjustment Layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and change the sliders like shown.

change day into night school curves

 change day into night school curves 2

Step 2

To make the picture even darker, make a new layer, fill it with the color black and reduce the layer’s opacity to 44%.

change day into night new layer

 change day into night new layer 2

Step 3

Generally at night, colors are less saturated than in daylight. To do this, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation and create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer. Reduce the opacity to 46% and drag the saturation slider completely to the left.

 change day into night hue saturation

 change day into night hue saturation 2

Step 4

Night photos generally have cold colors, so we’ll add blue and cyan colors by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance and creating a Color Balance Adjustment layer.

 change day into night color balance

 change day into night color balance 2

Step 5

Now, let’s add some light to one window. Create a new layer and select a round brush to paint in one of the windows with the color #dadada.

change day into night window light

 change day into night window light 2

Create a glow around the lighted window with a round soft brush using the color #e9e8d4.

 change day into night window glow

Step 6

No night picture is complete without the moon. Open the moon image.

 change day into night moon

Go to Select > Color Range, click on the black background and press OK to select it. Now, invert the selection by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I.

change day into night color range

 change day into night color range 2

Copy the selection and paste it on the night photo.

 change day into night school moon

Now, transform the moon by pressing Ctrl+T. Resize it proportionally by simultaneously pressing Shift and dragging the corners, then move the moon to the corner of the image. Change the moon layer’s opacity to 72%.

 change day into night transform

Step 7

Currently, the moon looks very dominant in the picture, so we’ll slightly tone it down. Add a layer mask by going to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All and paint black over the moon with a soft round brush at 50% opacity.

 change day into night layer mask

 change day into night layer mask 2

Step 8

The moon typically glows slightly and has a yellowish tint. To add these attributes, open the Layer Style window by double-clicking on the moon layer and change the Outer Glow and Color Overlay settings. Use the color #fff587 for Color Overlay and #ffffbe for Outer Glow.

 change day into night color overlay

 change day into night outer glow

 change day into night color overlay outer glow

Step 9

Since the moon gives off a little light, some parts of the image should be brighter. With a round 1px brush at 50% opacity, paint white on the top of the trees, the side of the roof which is facing the moon and over the wire.

 change day into night highlights

change day into night highlights 2

Step 10

The areas around the light sources should be a little bright. To achieve this effect, we’ll make a Curves Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) and then add a layer mask. Color the layer mask with black and using a brush with 30% opacity, paint white around the moon and lighted window.

 change-day-into-night-curves-layer-mask

change day into night curves layer mask 2

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Step 11

Finally, we will slightly blur the image and tweak its saturation. Create a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E. Now, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply 0.7px blur. Press Ctrl+Shift+U to desaturate the layer and reduce the opacity according to your preferences (I kept it at 60%).

 change day into night blur

Final Result for Day into Night with Photoshop Tutorial

change day into night

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