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The Storm is Coming!

By Mozzytheboy
Taken of our canal looking towards Bridgwater. Storm is coming and we wait tick-tock. I'd like to have emphasised the dark sky as it reality it was darker, but have no idea how. I use Elements.

Tags: General Storm Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Nov 2012 2:43PM
Great photo !

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Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
3 Dec 2012 8:57PM

Quote:I'd like to have emphasised the dark sky as it reality it was darker,

Use a layer mask. I believe that it's now possible in Elements.

Layers >
Adjustment layers >
Curves >
Then pull the curve downwards about a third of the way up until the sky is as moody as you'd like it. (So will everything else be but don't worry!)
Brush > Foreground set to black and run the brush over everything except the sky.
The brush will expose the unaltered layer underneath. If you go over the edge, switch the foreground to white and use the brush to touch it up.
When you're happy go to:
Layers >
Flatten and save, using your favourite method.

Hope this helps,

Mozzytheboy 7 710 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:10PM
Thanks Bren. Will try that out tomorrow. Oh wonderful Smile


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