Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Using adjustment layers for a unified color treatment, part of Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky.
- No matter how good your selections and layer masks are…in a composite, if the different images don't look as if…they really were part of the same location, the composite…will not be totally convincing.…Adjustment layers can be an excellent way to create…a more unified tonal and color treatment that will…help tie everything together and make the different…photos look like they were all part of the same scene.…I already have the sky image composited in here,…as you can see by looking at the Layers panel.…I'll just shift click on the layer mask to…temporarily disable that, and you can see…where the sky image came from.…
This is from the Glacier Lagoon in Iceland,…and I'll just shift click on that again…to turn that back on,…and then the desert image is the Trona Pinnacles…near Death Valley in Eastern California.…I created this sky mask using the Quick Selection Tool…combined with the Refine Edge dialog to clean up…some of the edges there.…Now this image works pretty well because the lighting…in each of the scenes is coming from the same direction.…
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