Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Ethical considerations, part of Replacing a Sky in Photoshop.
- Before we get into looking at what works…and what doesn't work with sky replacements,…or start exploring the actual Photoshop techniques…to create a successful result,…I want to touch on the ethical considerations…that can arise,…depending on how you decide to use these techniques,…and more to the point, how you present an image…where the original sky has been replaced.…The first thing to consider is the intent of the image.…Is the sky a central part of the image,…and of the scene that you tried to capture?…Or is it a minor player, a background element…that is not central to the story…or the primary purpose of the image?…Is the photo a portrait,…where it would simply be a much more pleasing image…if a good sky was substituted for a blown out sky?…Or is it an epic landscape shot,…where the amazing light and the cool cloud formations…are just as impressive…as the spectacular landscape below?…In my view, the ethical issues…become more of a consideration…depending on how you as a photographer…are representing the final result.…
Not to worry. With Photoshop you can replace a sky that doesn't work with one that does. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan shows you how to perform this common compositing task. You'll see examples of sky replacements that don't work, and then learn how to create ones that do. Get a photographer's insight on masking, lighting, and blending adjustments naturally into the background of an existing photo.
- Masking, lighting, and perspective
- Correcting a blown-out sky with HDR exposures
- Shooting replacement images
- Using masks, blend modes, and adjustments layers