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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Replacing the Sky

When shooting outdoors, there’s one thing you just can’t count on—the sun. Yet, you surely don’t want a photo of your house on a dreary day, or a photo of your car on a gray overcast day. That’s why it’s so important to have the ability to replace a gloomy gray sky with a bright sunny sky. Is it cheating? Yes. Is it easy? You betcha. Do people do it every day? Of course.

Step One:

Open the photo that needs a new, brighter, bluer sky.

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Step Two:

You have to make a selection around the sky. Usually, you can click in the sky area with the Magic Wand tool (W) or the Quick Selection tool (A) to select most of it, and then ...

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