Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Keys to successful sky replacements: Masking, lighting, and perspective, part of Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky.
- As we begin to explore…creating successful sky replacement images,…our first stop is to examine what doesn't work.…By taking a look at some sky replacement images…that don't work,…either in subtle ways that are hard to pinpoint…or in more spectacular and obvious ways,…you can train your eye to recognize…both the possibilities for a good sky replacement,…as well as the potential pitfalls…that lead to unsatisfactory results.…So I have a few images here in Photoshop…that we're going to go through and deconstruct…just so we can examine the sky replacement…that I place in here…and so that I can point out to you…why, in my view, it's a failure.…
So we'll start off with this picture…of the throne of pinnacles…which is in the desert in Eastern California…and you can tell this is a daytime shot obviously.…I believe it was in the morning sometime…and you can see from the way the light…is striking the pinnacles…that there's this highlight on the one side…and shadow on the other side.…If I turn on the sky replacement layer,…
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