Replacing the sky in an image


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Replacing the sky in an image

I am frequently asked by people learning how to use Photoshop, how do you replace the sky in an image? I tend to get this question a lot from real estate agents. Hmm, I wonder why? So, here we have this image here and we have got this blown out sky at the top. We want to replace that with a better-looking sky. I have got a better-looking sky right under here under the top layer. Let's go ahead and turn that top layer off and you will see there's the sky that we want to use. What we need to do is figure out a way to hide the sky in this top layer but maintain all that tree detail there on the horizon line or the tree line there.

But here's the thing. I don't want to have to paint out a mask. I don't want to have to sit there and paint every little leaf detail. I don't want to have to use complex selection tools. I want Photoshop to do the work for me. So, how are we going to go about this? Well, it turns out, once again, Photoshop has a secret layer mask built into ...

Replacing the sky in an image
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Replacing the sky in an image provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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