Skies are incredibly easy to import and incorporate into your edits with the right photo editing software. In this video, let’s learn how to import, swap, and blend skies using ON1 Photo RAW!
The Sky tab makes replacing skies a breeze, by automatically detecting the sky in your photo and masking it out. Once the mask has been built, you can select a replacement from one of the over 100 skies included with Photo RAW, or you can import your own directly from within the Sky tab. Photo RAW gives you full control over the mask used to blend the sky and you can use any of the other the masking tools to adjust it as needed. You can adjust the sky to blend better with your foreground, even blur the sky to simulate a long exposure. Not only does it replace the sky, but it can adjust the foreground lighting and color as well as add a reflection of the sky to water found in the foreground.
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13 comments on “How to Replace a Sky or Blend with Another”
On February 21, 2022 at 11:45 am Marshall wrote:
Thank you, Dylan. I have used the sky blending tools some and you have opened up some great ideas with your tips within you video.
On February 21, 2022 at 5:45 pm Linda Hamilton wrote:
Thanks for the great tips! I have been playing around some and have wondered what some of the sliders realy did and did not notice anything when I was playing with them. Now I know where to look.
On February 23, 2022 at 9:57 am John Scott wrote:
I will try using another photo for the sky (i.e., a face or something)
On February 23, 2022 at 10:48 am Ton Heerooms wrote:
Thank you , Dylan. Great
On February 23, 2022 at 11:35 am Werner wrote:
It is really great to use skyreplacment with pictures where we can be sure it will work without problems,
but often enough there are difficult pictures (winter tree without leaves, against blue sky)
it does not work here, halos and whatever…
but to say the trues …. luminar and photoshop are failing too,
but I hate self praise, which is taking place everywhere where I look around,
and ON1 is not the one who is critical here by itself
On February 23, 2022 at 1:02 pm Karin Laine wrote:
Very informative and easy to follow.
On February 23, 2022 at 1:04 pm Karin Laine wrote:
On February 23, 2022 at 2:22 pm Dominique Brouard wrote:
Je me fais une véritable bibliothèque de ciels, en promenade, avec mon appareil photo. Il suffit de lever la tête!
Et j’en récupère aussi sur des photographies que j’ai prises depuis des années… Je recadre et exporte vers cette bibliothèque!
Donc chaque photo avec changement de ciel est 100% personnelle.
Le piège: insérer des ciels extraordinaires quand le sujet ne le demande pas.
On February 24, 2022 at 2:23 am P.W. Boender wrote:
Good instructive video, feature well explained, thank you!
If possible, could you do a follow up video involving a sky reflection (e.g. in a lake)?
Thanks in advance.
Kind regards, Peter
On February 24, 2022 at 7:28 am Gavin Turnbull wrote:
Thanks Dylan, Always enjoy your courses,clear and easy to follow
On February 25, 2022 at 6:09 am Rino Clarizio wrote:
Thanks Dylan, Always enjoy your video lessons. You make it look so easy to replace a sky and coordinate with the foreground.
On February 25, 2022 at 9:49 am Dylan Kotecki wrote:
Thanks for watching everyone 🙂 I’m glad you’ve found the video helpful! Happy sky swapping!
On February 25, 2022 at 5:20 pm Laurie Skilton wrote:
Skies in the southern hemisphere are subtly different from those in the north, when changing skies for Australia with stock skies they never look quite right so I have had to build up my own library of skies. Just a comment