Tutorial On Changing The Sky In An Image

Improve your landscapes by replacing the sky in Photoshop Elements.

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Landscape


Open your images

Open up your image which hasn't got a great sky and the sky you're going to replace it with. Once open, select your new sky with the rectangular marquee tool or the Quick Selection tool and copy it by pressing Ctrl C or by going to Edit>Copy.
 

Quick selection

 

Quick Selection Tool

Now click on the image you want to replace the sky on and use the Quick Selection tool to select the un-iteresting sky. When it's all selected go to Edit>Paste into and your new sky will now be sat where there old sky was.

 

 

 

 

Copy and paste the new sky


Adjust the sky

You can adjust the position of the sky with the move tool or, if it's too big go to Image>Transform>Free Transform and use the anchor points to change the height/width of the image. Hit the enter key to apply the changes and go to Select>Deselect to deselect the sky.

Free transform
 

Clone Stamp ToolClone Stamp Tool

There will probably be a white line between the sky and your landscape which makes it rather obvious the two weren't taken together. To remove this, select the Clone Stamp tool, zoom in (Ctrl +) and work along the edge of the landscape, selecting from the different parts of the edge of it as you go to brush away the white line.




 

Image with a new sky

 

 

 


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Swaggie 9 2 Australia
8 Nov 2011 9:55PM
Thanks for the tip, much appreciated.

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CDSINUK 8 223 England
8 Oct 2012 5:45PM
This sort of replacement is easy, however i am struggling to do it when you have trees and foliage with the obvious gaps in, is there a quick way to do this without maticulus selection cutting and pasting? i have seen a tutorial but it was in another editing programme and not for elements so the controls didnt work the same and was therefore useless?
9 Oct 2012 3:34PM
Can you untick a contiguous option? I know this tutorial is for Photoshop but there's an explanation in the 'How to Adjust It' bit that explains what the contiguous option is: Magic Wand Tool. Just in case you were wondering what it does.

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