Replacing an Overcast Sky

Taking photographs on an overcast day is always a mixed blessing. Because of the clouds, the illumination is diffused—and that's good. But these kinds of clouds also make the horizon of a landscape photograph uninteresting—which isn't so good. You can use the Magic Wand tool in this type of situation to make an easy selection of the overcast sky. After you have selected the sky, you can replace it with an artificial one created in Photoshop or with another photograph of a sky with clouds that appear more interesting. Let's move on and see how this is done.

Adding a Cloudy Sky

Open the dscn0349.tif image from the Examples/Chap05 folder on the companion CD. Press W to switch to the Magic Wand tool. On the Options bar, ...

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