I took multiple shots of the moon to compile this stacked image:

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On the same night, I also took this photo of the blood moon:

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How do I apply the color of the second picture onto the first to produce a high res blood moon shot?


Forgot to mention that I tried to use "Overlay" but it ended up looking really bad:

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  • Many different ways to do it, here's one: youtu.be/ECDmGI3L5Kw?t=411 — Found it by googling: photoshop tutorial blood moon
    – Joonas
    Jun 3 at 7:53
  • What have you tried? Where is that failing?
    – Scott
    Jun 3 at 10:07

Here's one method

  1. Open the orange-coloured image, then paste the black and white image on a layer above, making sure they are both aligned.

  2. Use the Dodge and Burn tools with a large-soft edged brush selected, and create highlights and shadows on the moon.

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  1. Set the layer blending mode to Luminosity

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  1. If you think the highlight area looks a bit desaturated, sample the orange colour with the eyedropper, and on the background layer, using a large soft-edge Paint Brush and opacity set to around 25%, paint some colour back in the highlight area. It doesn't matter if you go over the edges of the moon when painting.

Here's the final result

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  • i think the red image could also be used to generate a gradient map
    – Luciano
    Jun 3 at 13:50
  • @Luciano how could I do that?
    – Tinker
    Jun 3 at 16:34
  • @Tinker I don't know exactly, but you can google "Photoshop gradient map" and go from there.
    – Luciano
    Jun 4 at 8:01

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