Photoshop – AI Sky Replacement

In this course we’ll show you how to change the sky using Photoshop by using A.I. technology that is used by Adobe. This tutorial will help you with altering and adding your photo’s sky and without spending a lot of time. One-click sky replacement is very popular, and allows you to choose the sky in just a single click.

This guide will teach you how you can use the feature of sky replacement to the fullest extent. What can you do with Sky replacement? Sky replacement tool, how you can increase the quality of light and colors and other aspects to take into consideration when selecting a picture to use for sky replacement.

A Note of Advice
The idea of leaving everything on the technology side isn’t the best option, and it should simplify your work and rather than take it over. Similar to Photoshop Sky replacement, picking the best images must be considered prior to editing them in Photoshop. The ideal sky images to replacement are those that allow you to are able to clearly discern your sky’s silhouette from background as well as the object. An overblown sky can be the ideal image to begin with. An horizon of sky that appears to be cut off from the background can be a great option.

The photo which I’m using for this video tutorial, is devoid of detail in the sky, and it’s completely uninvolved. This kind of image makes it easy to do the task and that is the reason why you should make use of the Sky substitute feature.

Step 1: Open The Sample Image
It was then opened using Photoshop which you can observe in the photo below. This image is perfect for replacing the sky since we have no specifics in the sky. This should be a breeze to Adobe A.I. to make changes in the sky.

Step 2 – Sky Replacement
Enter the E Dit and then Sky Replacement to bring the Sky Replacement dialog box.

For a new sky to replace you can select a different sky from the list of sky options. Choose the one that will go perfectly with the image you’re working on. I picked the golden hour sky, after which I’ll tweak the sky to match the backdrop of the photo.

Step 3: Make Adjustments
The sky overlay appears rather dark. The contrast isn’t as bright as the rest of the photo. If you take a careful glance at the picture, the vibrant colors of the picture indicate that it was shot in bright sunlight. If the lighting is good skys always display plenty of brightness, or at minimum, it is light even.

In my head I decided to increase the brightness of the sky to 65 for a boost of brightness towards the skies. It is possible to see the settings below.Also using the slider of temperature to the left (adding cool tones) I also created cool tones for the sky, and then it makes the sky closer to bright blue skies. Check out the picture below. It can be moved toward the right side to bring in warmer tones.

Two blend modes are that are available in Foreground Adjustments menu: Multiple and Screen. In default, you will see that the Multiple Blend was chosen, and this blend mode will darken the picture (foreground) as I wanted the image to be a little brighter. Instead of adjusting the blend mode, I shifted the lighting adjustment slider to the left, to remove any changes to the lighting of the image. I didn’t want to change it because it is already beautiful.

When you’re done with the entire process, Hit Ok and every layer you use to replace the sky will be uploaded into the Layer Panel. In the Layer Panel, you can modify the adjustments as needed.

Step 4 – More Adjustments
If you’re happy with the result, you are free to stop However, I discovered some aspects that look a bit off like the blue hues in the shadows aren’t matching to the greens in the landscape, sunlight needs more light and the color of the photo are somewhat dull. I’m going to start working on this, starting by adding yellow-colored tones in the shadows of the image by using an adjustment called Curves.

Navigate to layers > new adjustment layer Curves and then in the blue channel, slide the black slider left to bring yellow hues on the shadows of your photo. This adds a more warmth to the shadows in the photo.

It is my intention to proceed and draw the light just on top of the sun. I would like the sun to be a little brighter than it does. Make use of the smooth circle brush (B) and pick an orange-dark shade then paint it over the sun in the manner shown in the picture below.

Alter the blend option in to Linear Dodge then lower the transparency to 51 percentage (just to ensure you’re not overdoing the glowing light).

Step 5 – Pump Colors
Finally, I’m going to add colors to the photo to make it more bright. The most effective way to achieve this is to use the Vibrance Adjustment Layer. Click the Layer tab, then New Adjustment Layer Vibrance and then move the slider from left to the right. Check out the settings below.

Here are the final result:

Then we’re completed. The trick is to change the sky with just five steps. Bear in mind that the process may have taken longer, especially if using a sky image which has specifics such as fog in the background or light flares near the horizon, or in situations where it’s hard to differentiate between sky and the background.

Do your homework before you begin using Photoshop and it will assist you in learning to become a more proficient photographer. I hope you’ve enjoyed the instruction. Please let me know if have any questions in the comments down below.

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