Day to night Photoshop tutorial

Day to night fade photoshop tutorial
Day to night fade photoshop tutorial

If you’ve ever wondered how to do a day to night Photoshop then this tutorial is for you! You can watch the video or read the step by step guide here. I go over gear you need, what you need to capture and the workflow in photoshop to get the desired day to night endresult.

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What you need to create the day to night fade:



What you need to edit:

  • Adobe Photoshop. I recommend getting the ‘photography pack‘ which is a subscription that bundles Photoshop and Lightroom for a very reasonable fee per month.

Day to night fade photoshop tutorial:

  • Open Adobe Photoshop and hit file > open
  • Select the two images you have selected for this job
  • Copy (Cmnd+C or Ctrl+C) one of the images
  • Go to the other window and Paste (Cmnd+V or Ctrl+V) the previous photo over the other one
  • Select the top layer and hit ‘Add layer mask’
  • Select the Gradient tool (G or Shift+G to cycle through the tools)
  • Drag the gradient tool over the image as the mask is selected
  • Fine tune the mask that you’re creating with the brush tool to bring out other elements
  • You can switch between black and white on the mask by pressing X

A couple of thoughts on the day to night Photoshop tutorial:

  • It is crucial that you take the exact same composition for both photos. Even a minor shift or movement will be visible in the end result.
  • Make sure to use the brush on the layer mask. Zoom in on the photo and work with a smaller brush size to fill in buildings and details.


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