Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Experimenting with different cloud options, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
After having spent some time selecting the sky that we want to replace, and then…converting that selection into a mask, now we can get creative with the clouds…that we have there in the background.…One of the things that we might want to do is click into one of our clouds layers.…Say for example, clouds-1.…Here we can use the Move tool and we can start to click and drag these clouds around.…By doing that, we can change the clouds and how they are appearing in the background.…We could also even introduce a little bit of a land element here, which might…fit with a picture like this,…if these folks were sitting out at sea, perhaps in front of an island.…
And by modifying this, we can really change the mood and characteristics of this…photograph, as you can see that I'm doing here.…A lot of times what you're looking for are some cloud details that you think…work with your photograph.…Once you have found that location, the next thing that you might want to do…is modify the mask.…You can change the intensity of the mask so that you can kind of bring back a…
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- Masking together multiple exposures
- Filling in background gaps
- Correcting overexposure
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Creating reflections
- Building in shadows
Skill Level Intermediate
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2. Adding a Subject to a New Environment
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7. Creating an Imaginative Scene
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