Step 5: Change Blue Sky To A Dark Orange Sunset Color

The process of changing colors as much as we are attempting is fraught with difficulties. As you go on, you see that you have some strange color casts to remove.

■ Choose Image ^ Apply Image to get the Apply Image dialog box shown in Figure 30.6.

Click in the Blending box to get a pop-up menu; choose Multiply and then click OK to blend the layer with itself.

■ Choose Image ^ Adjustments ^ Hue/Saturation (Ctrl+U) to get the Hue/Saturation dialog box shown in Figure 30.7.

■ Set Hue to +165, Saturation to 30, and Lightness to -15. Click OK to apply the settings. Now the challenge is to remove the greens, cyans, and blues that are in the field and trees.

■ Choose Image ^ Adjustments ^ Hue/ Saturation to get the Hue/Saturation dialog box.

■ Click in the Edit box to get a pop-up menu; choose Greens.

■ Set Hue to 0, Saturation to -100, and leave Lightness set to 0.

■ Click in the Edit box to get a pop-up menu; choose Cyans.

■ Set Hue to 0, Saturation to -100, and leave Lightness set to 0.

■ Click in the Edit box to get a pop-up menu; choose Blues.

■ Set Hue to 0, Saturation to -60, and leave Lightness set to 0.

■ Click OK to apply the settings.

The objective now is to darken the image and to add some contrast to the sky so that it looks like there is an orange glow caused by the sun setting below the far off horizon. To do this, we use the Soft Light blend mode, which compares to image and selects values from both images based upon the lightest values.

■ Make sure that Background copy layer is highlighted in the Layers palette.

■ Choose Image ^ Apply Image to get the Apply Image dialog box shown in Figure 30.8.

■ Click in the Layer box and choose Background from the pop-up menu.

■ Click in the Channel box to get a pop-up menu; choose Red.

■ Click in the Blending box to get a pop-up menu; choose Soft Light.

■ Leave Opacity set to 100% and click OK to apply the blend.

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