Building a 32-bit sky mask


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Building a 32-bit sky mask

In this exercise, we are going to correct the shot so that we have a nicely lit sky so that we are exposing the sky in a way that we want to, nice and dark actually, and then we elevate the exposure of the rest of the scenes so that the boat isn't mired in darkness down here, because after all, we have some pretty sky detail at this point. Then the rocks go very, very dark as you can see. And then this half of the scene, the right half of the scene is just mired and pitch black really. So the sun has left this region and the boat is in weird shape as well because we have these eerie blue shadows going on that don't fit the scene at all.

Now, I should mention that generally speaking, Photoshop has done a brilliant job of aligning this shot. All of the elements are aligned very nicely. The shot is kind of sagging over here on the right side of the image. So it's listing a little bit clockwise. And that's something that we will fix later. Also notice, if you zoom in here, I...

Building a 32-bit sky mask
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Building a 32-bit sky mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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