I'd like to share a previous post of one of my favorite and fun effects in Photoshop! Two of my (many) passions are photographing in infrared, and also photographing at night! This image combines both of my passions into one image.
The castle Auf Schonburg was photographed in infrared in Bacharach, Germany, and the stars were photographed along the Mosquito Lagoon on Florida's east coast. A really cool Action in Photoshop CS5+ called Star Trails, rotates the stars for a realistic star trail effect! The images were composited in Photoshop to create a photographed-at-midnight look.
Topaz Labs Star Effects created little starbursts from the pinpoints of lights in my star image! Star Effects produces endless combinations of stars for different effects, and you can show or hide stars within your image. Star Effects isn't only about stars... the sun, moon, city lights, any light source can be accentuated in a variety of ways with Star Effects.
- Like these techniques? Check out Deborah Sandidge's two excellent online photo courses at BetterPhoto: Digital Infrared Photography and Photoshop: Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art
- Deb also contributed to the new BetterPhoto how-to book by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager: The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light