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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Replacing the Sky

This is the absolute #1 request I get from real-estate photographers: how to replace the sky in exterior shots taken for their clients. In the world of selling homes, “every day should be a bright sunny day,” and with a little Photoshop magic, it can be.

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

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Step Two.
You have to select the sky, and in the example shown here I used the Magic Wand to select most of it. Then, I chose Similar from the Select menu to select the rest of the sky, but as usual, it also selected part of the house. So I had to hold the Option key (PC: Alt key) and use the ...

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