On this very quick and simple video tutorial Howard Pinsky looks at how to change the sky in a photo using Photoshop in less than a minute.
This is very simple – first select the sky (for example with the quick selection tool), now press alt/option (PC/MAC) and add a new layer mask, now bring in a new photo of the sky (either one that you took or one from a different source which you are O.K. to use).
Drag the new sky layer to the bottom of your layer panel. If this looks good – that’s it – you are done, however in most cases the colors will probably not match so you will need to tweak them a bit. Select the top layer and add an adjustment color balance layer – select it and play with the colors until you get what you want.
We have looked at many ways of improving or fixing different problems with skies on previous videos including: “How To Do a Quick Sky Replacements In Photoshop“, “How to Fix a Smudgy Sky in Photoshop“, “Fixing the Sky with the Patch Tool in Photoshop“, “How to Replace a Skyline in Photoshop” and “How to Replace the Sky in Photoshop“.