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    Long exposure cloud movement: how to give a sharp sky a slow shutter effect

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 11/09/2013 00:01am
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    How to create a long exposure cloud movement effect: steps 16-18

    How to create a long exposure cloud movement effect: step 16

    16 Blur the top layer
    Reduce the Opacity of ‘Layer 1’ to 45% to blend the blurred clouds with the original and produce a more subtle layered effect. Click the ‘Layer 1 copy’ thumbnail and go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Set Amount to 20 and click OK. Add a mask to the ‘Layer 1 copy’ layer.

     

    How to create a long exposure cloud movement effect: step 17

    17 Blend more clouds
    Select the Brush tool, use the same size and hardness settings as before, but reduce the Opacity to 30%. By painting grey strokes onto the mask you’ll make the lower part of the sky transparent to blend with the clouds on the lower layers. Set the Opacity of ‘Layer 1 copy’ to 65%.

     

    How to create a long exposure cloud movement effect: step 18

    18 Hide the blurred edges
    Some blurred clouds may still be overlapping the top of the building. To fix this, drag ‘Layer 2’ to the top of the layer stack. This will sharpen up the edges of the hills and buildings. You now have a well-exposed shot with motion-blurred clouds.

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    Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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