The Projectwoman blog offers a neat rundown of one of Photoshop's more interesting features - the ability to take light tones from one image and apply it to another, effectively turning day into night or vice versa. As the post points out, the automated process will probably need a little tweaking for the best results, but it can be a very effective trick.
Using Photoshop To Change Sunlight Into Sunset
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