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Dramatic Skies in GIMP

Post#1 by tim » 17 Sep 2017, 21:19


After see this question on gimp-forum.net
I watched the mentioned video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv7YP5L-2Zs

Here's my effort trying to reproduce this effect in GIMP.
Here's the original image we'll use (source: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/vie ... ss-and-sky).
dramatic_sky_original.jpg
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1. On a new layer, paint with a darker, but more saturated color of sky, maybe mix up the hue in different areas so that it's not all the same color.
dramatic_sky_paint_on_new_layer_with_darker_colors_of_sky.jpg
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2. Then add a layer mask to that layer, and paste the original image into the mask. Invert colors of the mask.
dramatic_sky_use_original_image_as_an_inverted_mask.jpg
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3. While having the layer mask selected, go to Colors > Curves and play with the curves to your taste, here I am just using an S-curve.
dramatic_sky_play_with_curves_of_the_mask.jpg
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4. Here's a comparison of before (left) and after (right).
dramatic_sky_before_and_after_comparison.jpg
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5. Here's the final result after apply the S-curve on the mask.
dramatic_sky_result.jpg
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Post#2 by Pat625 » 18 Sep 2017, 01:38


I liked your effect, Tin. Played around with it and tried a few things.
Tin Tut.Dramatic Sky.jpg
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Post#3 by Pat625 » 18 Sep 2017, 02:09


Had time for a few more!
Orig.Sky 2.jpg
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TinTran.Tut. Dramatic Skies.2.jpg
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Post#4 by Pat625 » 18 Sep 2017, 02:50


Orig.Sky 4.jpg
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Post#5 by tim » 18 Sep 2017, 16:44


Here another effort,
I tried playing with a Multiply mode (desaturated) copy of original.
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Post#6 by Pat625 » 18 Sep 2017, 22:30


I played with the blend modes and sometimes used gradients instead of a solid color.
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Post#7 by Pat625 » 19 Sep 2017, 01:32


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