Adding Blue Sky & Clouds With Adobe Photoshop
Text By Bill Richardson © All rights reserved.

Light House Photography  Outdoor Eyes
Before
Light House Photography  Outdoor Eyes
After

Just because the sky did not cooperate with the moment doesn't mean that the photograph is entirely ruined. With the help of Adobe Photoshop and the cloud filter, it is possible to create an entirely different feeling for your photograph.


How To Add Blue Sky & Clouds

1. Open the file. Choose File --> Open --> Enter the image name to be fixed.
2. Hold the Ctrl Key down and hit the + key a few times to zoom the image to 50%.

3. Select the sky with the magic wand (check the contiguous box and set the tolerance in the range of 22).
4. Choose Layer --> New --> Via Copy. This will create a new layer with just the selected sky selected with the magic wand.
5. Choose Image --> Adjustments --> Variations. Check the midtone box in the right top section of the screen.
6. Click on Add Blue variations as many times as needed by watching the preview screen. Click OK when done.
7. Choose Edit --> Fade Variations. Move the opacity percent to a level that is needed for your photograph.
8. Add a layer mask to the sky and paint a semitransparent mask along the horizon where the blue sky normally fades using a large soft brush set at 40% opacity. This step is optional depending on the type of photograph and whether the sky actually meets the horizon.
9. Choose Filters --> Render --> Clouds. This will add the clouds to the new sky. Make sure the sky layer has been selected.
10. If needed, change the opacity of the new sky layer.




My Outdoor Eyes Photography Blog

Cruise Ship Docked In Provincetown Harbor On Cape Cod.

This cruise ship looked really mammoth as it was docked at one of the piers in Provincetown. And then, a few minutes later, it was on its way.    

Nauset Marsh Trail On Cape Cod Was Spectacular Yesterday!

Yesterday was one of those Top 10 days here on Cape Cod! The sky and the clouds were unbelievable all day long. We took a nice hike on Nauset Marsh Trail from the visitors center and out along the salt marsh. The falls colors were as vibrant as I’ve ever seen them. I didn’t even … Continue reading Nauset Marsh Trail On Cape Cod Was Spectacular Yesterday!

Fort Hill On Cape Cod Was Spectacular!

What a spectacular day at Fort Hill! The sky was blue with a little breeze…perfect for a nice loop hike down on the boardwalk and then around the meadows. So pretty! Look at that sky!


 
Photography Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Eyes Shop 7522 Radio Privacy Home

© 2000-2019 ImageNNetwork  All rights reserved.