Transform images with Sky Replacement.
Don’t let a drab sky ruin near-perfect images. With Photoshop editing tools you can quickly adjust and retouch many aspects of your shots. Sky Replacement is a feature in Photoshop that helps you enhance your images no matter what the weather was doing during your shoot.
Adobe Photoshop offers a collection of skies, organized in three categories: Blue Skies, Spectacular, and Sunset. Blue Skies include daytime skies in solid blue or with clouds. Spectacular skies range from dramatic storm clouds and sunscapes to rainbows and night skies. Sunset features yellow, orange, pink, and red sunset hues.
For even more skies, go to the settings drop-down in the Sky Replacement window. From there, you can import your own sky image as any file type Photoshop supports. Or download free sky presets — including tornadoes, northern lights, fireworks, stars, and the milky way — from professional photographers.
"The best thing about Sky Replacement is that everything remains editable via the traditional Photoshop workflow,” says Photoshop expert Jesús Ramirez. “This is not like a filter where once you apply it, you’re stuck with it. You actually have a lot of control, and all these controls eventually become a layer mask or adjustment layer.”