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Expanding Horizons – Replacing a Sky in Photoshop VIDEO


Hi everyone!   For my third installment of Expanding Horizons I thought I’d show you one way to replace a sky in Photoshop.  There are several ways to accomplish the task, but for straight forward sky replacements (meaning no intricate details along the edges), this method works really well.

Just click on this link to watch:  Replacing a Sky in Photoshop

Tutorial – Replacing a Sky

Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

54 thoughts on “Expanding Horizons – Replacing a Sky in Photoshop VIDEO

  1. I like this-very cool.

  2. great Laura……. i didn’t know you could add AND subtract using the Alt key, many thanks!

  3. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

  4. You’ve made it look so straightforward Laura, thanks! I’ve been working on replacing the sky in this month’s OPF, I wish I’d seen this first!

    • I am SO happy to hear you thought it was straight forward. It’s easy to go off on tangents and I tried to keep on point. Oh yeahhhh..OPF! I love that challenge. Can’t wait to see what you did.

  5. Looking forward to trying this.

  6. Thannks, Laura. This was an excellent video tutorial.

  7. Magical! You explained so well, you made it much easier to understand the process than the ones I have watched. Thank you for taking time to make the tutorial, Laura!

  8. Great tutorial, Laura! You do such a wonderful job of explaining each step. Thank you for taking the time to create this video so we can learn from you!

  9. Extremely wonderful and full of learning potential. It helps me see that photoshop is not some alternate language thing to be understood. It is a tool. So, is gimp – due to finances, I will find and learn GIMP.
    Thanks again,

  10. Another nice video PB. It’s interesting that I always seem to pick up something new from you. Keep making these as I think you explain things very clearly. Cheers!

    • Thank you so much buddy! I’m glad you found it easy to understand. It’s a lot easier when I tell myself I have to keep it under ten minutes. You know how I love tangents! haha

  11. Laura, exceptional job, my friend. I am saving this link so that when I am at the place to change skies, I will have your directions to help me. Thank you!!! You have a beautiful speaking voice!!! Love, Amy ❤

  12. nice Tut. i like it , so simple and easy , thank you so much

  13. Well done Laura – I do it differently, but it is the end result that counts and I am always interested in how other folks process their images. Nice to hear your voice as well…

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  15. It’s amazing how many different ways there is to do one thing in photoshop! This is terrific. I really enjoy Terry Whites Tutorials also if you know of him. When I first started out using photoshop and In Design he saved my sanity on so many occasions.. lol

    • Glad you liked this tutorial and YES! There are SOOO many ways! I was thinking of doing another sky replacement that’s more difficult for those who struggle with it. They’re fun although my voice gets hoarse doing the ten before I get the one video that works haha!

      • I finally worked out I could record separate clips and then fade out fade in when stitching them all together to get the perfected final product.. lol

        So much easier than starting from scratch each time I messed up – which was ALL the time.. lol

        • I was wondering how to do all that because sheesh! I have quick time and that’s how I make these but I figured I could load them into iMovie and do the editing….just not sure how to and have been lazy in finding out.

          • I use Windows (Live) Movie Maker, but the principle is pretty much the same. Just get all your words down, break it into manageable chunks, and record them as separate clips. Then find software that will allow you to merge them all. – Google should help with that… Once you’ve got some software, You Tube is awesome for live demos on how to work through the process (pretty much like you’ve done for us here!)

            Time consuming at the start – BUT will save you heaps of time and make it so much easier in the long run.


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