How to Use Photoshop's Sky Replacement Tool and Add Your Own Skies

Photoshop recently implemented an automated sky replacement feature that drastically cuts down on the time and effort that goes into what was once a tedious task. This excellent video tutorial will show you both how to use the tool for the best results and how to add your own skies to the library. 

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this great video tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop's sky replacement tool and how to add your own skies to the library. Though sky replacement is a bit of a controversial topic, I am personally a big fan of it. Because it used to be such a tedious process, it was not something you could just do on a whim, but now that it is so easy to do in a relatively compelling manner, it allows one to explore their creativity a lot more. Beyond that, it makes the job of photographers in certain genres far easier. For those who do not have the luxury of returning to shoot another day (wedding photographers, for example), automated sky replacement can both improve the final image and help them do so in a more efficient manner. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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