With many landscape and nature photos, you may want to replace the sky in order to get a more striking photo. Shooting at times with a dynamic sky can lead to great photos, but that’s not always possible. It’s inevitable that you will have photos that could be much better if the sky wasn’t so boring or bland.

In this video, Simon Plant shows an easy way to blend a new sky without getting into complicated masking and selections.

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In the video you will learn:

  • How to easily replace a sky in a complicated image
  • How to use a gradient to do the sky replacement
  • How to make a nice transition and blend

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In this video, Simon Plant demonstrates an easy way to quickly replace a bland sky in your photos. There are several different techniques for replacing the sky in Photoshop, but unlike many other approaches, this one is pretty quick and easy. You won’t need to spend hours working on tedious details. Simon does use a mask to blend in the new sky, but the manual work is kept to a minimum.

The end result is a natural-looking sky that significantly improves the photo.

You may also be interested in some of Simon’s other video tutorials:

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