Enhancing Skies

If you've ever looked at a lot of photographs that contain blue skies, you might have noticed that many of those skies are actually closer to a light shade of cyan than a shade of true blue (Figure 10.18). If you like your skies to look as genuinely blue as possible, start by creating a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and choose Blues from the Edit pop-up menu. Click somewhere within the sky to center the sliders and then make the following adjustment: Move the Lightness slider toward the left to darken the sky; move the Saturation slider toward the right to make the sky more colorful; and then experiment with the Hue slider until you get the best shade of blue (Figures 10.19 and 10.20).

Figure 10.18. This cyanish sky could ...

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