Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing the sky: Layer masks, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
Our second method for removing the sky from this image uses Layer Masks. …We can generate an automatic mask-based on the color of the sky, which will do …most of the hard work for us. It won't do a perfect job, but it will be …a good beginning. Here's the document as the original JPEG file. …It's a single layer and that's the background. …If we go to the Masks panel, we can choose to add a mask to it. …And in order to add the mask, it'll first make that Background Layer into a Regular Layer. …And you can see here, it's called it Layer 0, and there is the mask.…
So far, there's nothing on it. To take out the sky, we can press the …Color Range button on the Masks panel, and that opens up this dialog. …It's the sky we want to take out, so with the Eyedropper tool, that appears …automatically when we move the cursor over the image, we can just click in the sky. …And there is the beginning of the sky selected. …What we want to do is to remove the sky rather than remove everything else. …So, we need to click the Invert button to invert the mask. …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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