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How to Add a “Fake” Sky to a Photo in Photoshop

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How to Add a “Fake” Sky to a Photo in Photoshop

This video will teach you two methods for adding an artificial sky to a photograph where they sky has been accidentally blown out.  Of course getting this right in camera is better and more preferable.  But sometimes if you do not have fill flash or a reflector, skies will be sacrificed so that people in the photo are properly exposed.  You have to decide if the photo looks fine with the white sky.  If not, here are a few ways you can fix it in photoshop.

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34 Comments

  1. June 24, 2009 at 6:47 pm —

    Great tutorial! Thank you 🙂

  2. Debbie B.
    June 24, 2009 at 8:37 pm —

    I have watched sky tutorial on You Tube but, yours are simplified and fast……Thanks

  3. June 24, 2009 at 9:10 pm —

    Great info.. MAN was I ever doing this the hard way! O M G! LOL I’m laughing at my weak attempts prior to watching your video! LOL

    Thanks so much!
    xo
    j

  4. June 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm —

    You rock my world Jodi. Thanks!

  5. June 25, 2009 at 1:41 am —

    Wow, that was great! I love these tutorials 🙂

  6. June 25, 2009 at 10:42 am —

    Thanks so much! I’ve been playing around with doing this lately and this made it much more understandable!! Thanks again for all that you teach. you’re the greatest!

  7. June 25, 2009 at 9:11 pm —

    Jodi that was a fantastic tutorial!! I haven’t seen such an easy and realistic way to add in a sky! Thank you so much

  8. June 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm —

    Wow, what an awesome tutorial Jodi! Thanks so much!

  9. Char
    June 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm —

    very cool tutorial, easy and realistic. thanks so much for sharing!

  10. June 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm —

    EXCELLENT tutorial Jodi, thank you so much 🙂

  11. June 30, 2009 at 12:43 am —

    Thank you for the great tutorial!!

  12. July 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm —

    Great tutorial. This can be more challenging with an image containing more trees with patches of sky showing thru leaves. Any tips for handling that?

  13. September 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm —

    Thanks great tutorial!

  14. March 17, 2012 at 7:10 am —

    sweet!

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