(From PetaPixel): Video above is a time-lapse video produced by Photo-editing wizard Corey Barker of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, who wanted a photo of his house decorated with Christmas lights but didn’t feel like going through the hassle of physically putting up the decoration. So he decked his halls virtually… in Photoshop. All the colorful lights and decorations you see above were ‘shopped in’.
Even if you can tell that it’s a ‘shop job, could you tell that it started out as an ordinary photograph shot during the day? Here’s the original photograph Barker started with:
If you want to learn how to virtually deck YOUR halls, check out this video tutorial put out by Baker back in 2009. It teaches a very similar process to the one that was used in the ‘shop above. (Read article on PetaPixel)