2 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2012 11:30 AM by GulfCoast

    Change a Washed Out Sky?


      I have an image that has a washed out sky, almost white in color. I wanted to change the sky but do not have another copy of the image at a different time of day to be able to blend in a different look. There is also a tree in one corner of the image that covers part of the sky making it more difficult to drop the sky out and add a new one. Does anyone have a good suggestion on how to change the look of the sky either by replacing or adding to the existing one? Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Change a Washed Out Sky?
          David__B Adobe Employee

          Hi GulfCoast,


          Its hard to know the best approach without seeing the actual image but my inclination would be something like this


          1. Create a new empty layer on top of the stack for the sky

          2. Create a selection of the sky area, possibly a just a long rectangle using the rectangular marquee

          3. Add a gradient in the layer within the selection, have the gradient vertical and light at the bottom

          4. Change the Blend Mode of the sky layer to Multiply







          • 2. Re: Change a Washed Out Sky?
            GulfCoast Level 1

            Awesome David. Thank you for your help. Very nice and very simple.