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Out of time? Use Match Color for a quick day to night conversion

Added on Wednesday 2nd of November 2011 03:41 am EST
 

by Amy Palermo
Application:
Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5
Operating Systems:
Macintosh, Microsoft Windows
 

 

One way to quickly change the time of day in your image is with a quick color shift with the Match Color command. The Match Color command changes the colors in your source image to match the colors of another open image or a selection of the image. To start off, you’ll need two images: the target image you want to transform and the source image you want to pull colors from. To follow along with our example, download the file match.zip from the URL given at the beginning of this article and extract the files cliffs.psd and city.psd. (Images provided by PhotoSpin. Some images modified for educational purposes.)

 

To transform day to night with Match Color:

 

  1. Open cliffs.psd, which will be our target image, and city.psd, which will be our ...