Not every day is sunshine when you travel. Now I actually mean that in the literal sense. Not every day in sunshine…. sometimes it is overcast. You might remember that we posted a photo essay of the historic beach houses of Brighton Beach a few days ago. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the images, but it was actually cloudy and overcast the day that we visited. The beach houses were just as beautiful as they are on any other day, but the photos didn’t look as ideal as they could. So we used this tricky little trick, where we replaced one sky with another.
Get ready to make all your friends jealous.
1) Open the image you want to edit
2) Open an image with the type of sky you want to impose on your photograph
3) Select the quick selection tool and select the sky on the image with the sky you would like to impose on your other photograph
4) Select your pointer tool and drag the sky onto the tab with your other image.
5) You will now have two layers on the image you want to edit. One will be called background and the other (the sky portion) will be called Layer 1.
6) Double click the background layer and rename it whatever you like (this makes it editable).
7) Drag Layer 1 so that it is behind (underneath) the background layer.
8) Select the original image, click select, then select colour range, and then click on the sky until all of the sky is selected and is whited out on the colour range pop up. Click OK.
9) Then hold down the alt key and click on add layer mask on the bottom right hand menu.
10) Your finished!