Sky replacement used to be a fairly tedious thing and one that took a lot of careful editing and know-how to get just right, but in recent years, we have seen the rise of automated tools that cut out a lot of the time and difficulty involved in the process. Photoshop now has such tools, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to use them to create realistic sky replacements in your own images.
Coming to you from Tyler Stalman, this great video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of creating a realistic sky replacement in Photoshop. Personally, I think the new wave of automated tools is a huge boon to photography. There are certain genres (such as real estate and wedding photography) where it is simply not reasonable or sometimes even possible to come back and shoot another day, and knowing you can easily give a photo that extra edge it needs if the weather refuses to cooperate is very beneficial, and it is an extra touch that is sure to be appreciated by a lot of clients. And the automation makes it much easier to explore creative options without expending a lot of time and effort. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Stalman.