Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating potential masking difficulties, part of Replacing a Sky in Photoshop.
- Even with images that have a similar angle of view,…scale, color, and lighting,…and that have all the qualities that indicate…that they will work well together,…there still may be things to look out for…when it comes to the type of layer mask…you may have to make…to create a convincing blend of two images.…So, when you find yourself regarding one of your photographs…and deciding that you might want to do…a sky replacement on it,…one thing to look out for is,…what are the edge qualities in that main image…between the sky and the rest of the scene?…Is the edge a simple edge,…such as what we have here?…You know, this would be a fairly easy job…to make a selection of the sky area here,…and drop in a new sky if we wanted to,…because it is a fairly simple edge.…
On the other hand, some images may have…edges that are very intricate and complex.…In fact, this image doesn't really have…a clear distinct edge at all,…because so much of the trees and the tree branches…are actually overlaid on top of the sky.…This would be very, very tricky…
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