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Portrait Project: Changing a Sky Background

Portrait Project: Changing a Sky Background

with Chris Orwig

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Portrait Project: Changing a Sky Background
41m 56s Intermediate Feb 07, 2014

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What do you do with a sky that's dark and stormy, blown out, or just plain ordinary? You can spend hours trying to enhance it, or you can replace it in just a few simple steps. Chris Orwig shows you how in this Portrait Project. He'll show you how to make and refine a selection, mask out the sky, and insert a new, more dramatic sky—all in Adobe Photoshop. In order to make your replacement look natural, Chris spends the second half of the course showing how to improve the detail, color, and tone of your new composite.

Subjects:
Photography Masking + Compositing Portraits
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Welcome

Hello, and welcome. My name is Chris Orwig. I'll be your host and guide in this course. And in this course, we'll focus in on a project, where we'll look at a portrait which has an ordinary sky in the background. What we're going to do is to remove that sky and to fill that area up with beautiful clouds. And all of our work will begin in Photoshop. First, we'll begin by looking at how we can build a selection, and how we can refine or improve the edges of that selection.

Then we'll convert that area into a mask, and we'll bring over those clouds. We'll examine how we can re-position the clouds and transform them. We'll also cover some other detail work, as well. What we will cover, all of these topics and more. So without further delay, let's begin.

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