Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting the replacement sky image while on location, part of Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky.
- [Voiceover] Although sky replacing often involves…bringing in a sky from a completely different image.…Sometimes, a simple shot of the sky…where you're shooting the main photo…is all you need to acquire a sky photo…that will work for your purposes.…The great thing about this variation…of the sky replacement technique…is that the sky will match…in terms of lighting and perspective,…since it's from the same location…and the same time of day.…So, for this technique to work…the main thing you need to be able to do is…recognize when a new shot is needed.…
And typically, you're going to be able to determine that…by paying attention to histogram on the back of your camera.…Cause that's going to tell you when…a highlight detail is blown out…and doesn't really have any usable detail.…For instance, in this shot here of the temple…you can see that there's just no detail in the sky.…It was overcast and foggy,…but there was bright light shining through that.…And so, in order to expose for the foreground…the way I wanted to,…
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