XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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03-06-2002, 11:43 AM
yeah befor anyone asks...this is a real picture
i'm trying to turn this image into a night scene for an animation I intend to create if i can figure this out.

anyone have any good stratagies for this in for photoshop?
this is my attempt so far...i only spent a few minutes on it because it's pi@s#ing me off :-)


thanx for any advice friends

03-06-2002, 01:38 PM
well, i haven't tried that really, but it seems to me that you would not get sun casted shadows would we :)
the whole lighting has got to change.

03-06-2002, 07:34 PM
way too dark on right side. play witht the contrast and you might want to duplicate the picture in a new layer and experiment with the layer styles like multiply dark lighten all those they can darken the picture and keep the detail sometimes.

02-20-2004, 09:41 PM
Go read this thread. I tried it too :cool:

02-21-2004, 12:02 AM
Try the filter called "Vitriol"


it's a free download. I haven't played around with it much, but it might help.

02-21-2004, 08:48 AM
Thx Spritemare. I downloaded those free pluginss. The vitriol demo image look to be cool for this kind of task... But on trying the vitriol filter, nothing happend to my image. No reaction, nochange :shrug:

02-21-2004, 10:56 AM
Can you supply a link to a low res file of what your working on ?
So I can play around with it.

02-21-2004, 12:13 PM
You've to download a package of their free plugins which contents vitirol http://www.flamingpear.com/download.html#vitriol

02-21-2004, 05:58 PM
I just tried Vitriol again, and noticed something....it must be corrupted, because it is supposed to bring up an option/preview menu, but it doesn't. I'll email flamingpear about it.

02-21-2004, 09:24 PM
Thanks Spritemare... Would you inform me/us whne you get more informations? :beer:

02-22-2004, 10:12 AM
Well I had the same question awhile back so I asked a matte painter friend of mine. Eric Bouffard. This is what he wrote back to me.

"Day for night is just tweaking Levels, Color Sat, Color hue, etc...no special tricks. What I do is just use adjustment layers to tweak so I have the original plate preserved plus I can add too as I see fit or subtract. If taking multiple picts to turn into night then I color balance all of them as a whole then night tweak it afterwards, so I'm only shifting the whole not each component.

Can talk more about later,


I don't know about the plugins that were mentioned but I tried it Eric's way and it worked. Give this a shot before messing with unnecessary plugins and filters. Check his site. Lots more matte work and process pics from reference through to final matte.

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