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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Changing the Season: Enhancing Image Elements

The preliminary spring-cleaning work (so to speak) has been completed. You've straightened out the image and the house. You've improved the overall contrast and coloring of the image and made further improvements by removing unsightly items. The prep work is done, so now it's time for a change of season. Spring is around the corner.

Enhancing the Sky

So what is one of the obvious qualities of spring? Bluer skies, right? Certainly, spring isn't a time for dingy, light-colored, or overcast skies. Therefore, the next exercise will concentrate on finding an easy and workable method to isolate the sky to enhance this part of the image.

The Magic Wand tool works in this particular case because there is ...

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