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
Skill Level Advanced
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Sean Duggan. In this course, we'll consider one of the most common compositing tasks: Replacing a boring and lackluster sky with a photo of a much better sky. Along the way, we'll review what works and what doesn't work with sky replacements, as well as address some of the ethical issues surrounding this type of compositing. We'll take a look at camera technique for shooting sky replacements, including shooting sky images for your personal stock image library. And then we'll dive into Photoshop to look at both simple and more complex sky masking and compositing procedures on a number of images.
We'll explore gradient masks, the Refine Edge dialog, as well blending modes for dealing with more complicated edges. Finally, we'll use adjustment layers to tie everything together to create a unified color and tonal treatment. Let's get started.