Adding Life to the City

You now have the plate toned with warm and cool layers, but it doesn’t have the sparkle of life that lit windows provide. Adding this will involve some handwork; but rest assured, you won’t have to place every window individually.

The Window Bank

Find a photo of an illuminated building at night, and copy a selection of the windows. Paste them into a new layer just above BlueMultiply, and call it WindowBank. While working on this project, I kept a file open as the repository for any sections of photos I might reuse. If you want lit windows to insert without searching for a photo reference, open the file CityBits.psd on the DVD, copy the layer WindowBits, and paste it into the WindowBank layer.

Move all the windows out ...

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