A new sky can take an otherwise drab photo and turn it into something much more compelling. Still, it takes a careful eye and some specific Photoshop skills. This great video will show you how to create convincing sky replacements using Photoshop.
Coming to you from Aaron Nace with Phlearn, this informative video will show you how to create better sky replacements using Photoshop. Sky replacements can be useful for many situations beyond landscape photography. For example, if you are shooting real estate photography, you might not have the opportunity to return to a location if it happens to have gray skies the day you shoot it. This would be a great time to drop in a more appealing sky to make more compelling images for your clients. The same might apply for something like a wedding day portrait or any situation in which you can't reschedule your shoot. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Nace.
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