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How Good Is Photoshop's New Sky Replacement Tool?

One of the marquee features of Skylum's Luminar 4 has been its AI-powered automatic sky replacement, which seriously cuts down the time spent on what is traditionally a very tedious and time-consuming task. Now, Photoshop has caught up with its own sky replacement tool. How does it compare and how can you use it to create your own composites? This great video tutorial will show you the new tool in action and how to take better control of it for your own work. 

Coming to you from Aaron Nace with Phlearn, this excellent video takes a look at the new Sky Replacement Tool in Photoshop. I have been a fan of Luminar's version of this tool, but with Luminar AI signaling the end eventual end of Luminar 4 support and my general preference for minimizing the number of post-processing programs I have to go through to create a final image, it is nice to see an alternative now available in Photoshop. Some photographers take a more purist view and abhor sky replacement, but for those who don't get the option for a reshoot (real estate or wedding photographers, for example), having a way to do it efficiently can be a real boon.

Check out the video above for the full rundown from Nace. 

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3 Comments

Alexander Petrenko's picture

There is really good article about that on fstoppers written 19 hours ago: https://fstoppers.com/originals/sky-replacement-photoshop-2021-and-lumin...

Blake B's picture

Will those who purchase Luminar 4 be getting AI? If not, and they will really discontinue its support, I’ll likely delete the program and go back to an all Adobe editing process.

Alex Cooke's picture

Nope, Skylum offered a $10 off coupon, but that was it.