Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky.
- If you are a premium member, then you have access to the Exercise Files that I'll be using throughout this course. Once you have downloaded the Exercise Files folder to your computer, you can double-click on it to open it up. Here you'll see that I have organized all the images that we'll be working on in this course into different folders based on the different chapters. (clicking) In addition to these source files for each exercise, I've also included the finished, layered Photoshop files. (clicking) If you're not a premium subscriber, then you won't have access to the Exercise Files that I'll be using, but you can follow along from scratch with your own image assets.
For this course, you need to have a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. If you're new to Photoshop, you should be able to pick things up pretty quickly, but being familiar with the essential features and functionality of the program, will help you get more out of this course.
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