Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting skies for your image library, part of Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky.
- Essential element of being able to quickly replace…the sky in an image is having another sky image available…that has all the qualities you need…for a successful replacement.…Adding sky images to your own stock image bank…is a way to build a collection of sky photos…that you can use in your projects.…Creating an image bank of skies is very easy to do…just photograph the sky anytime you see…that it looks interesting.…Pretty skies are always tempting, of course,…but don't forget to shoot the gray and the gloomy skies too.…
Include a bit of the horizon at the bottom of the photo…as a size and perspective reference.…Use keywords to describe the images…so that you can easily find them when you need to.…For instance, with the right keywords added…you could easily search for sunset sky or stormy sky.…Locate the right photo and get back to work.…Sky images taken from airplanes are hard to resist,…fun to make, and they look cool.…But adding a keyword…to denote the view that you had for these shots…for example, airplane, window seat, etcetera…
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