At one time, I am sure everyone has encountered having the need for better skies in their photos and have asked, ‘do I need a blue sky in my images?’. Whether the day was gloomy, or the photo just did not turn out, it is very disappointing when a picture’s sky is not awesome.
What’s an easy way to get a blue sky in your image?
Ever since the original version of Photoshop realized in 1990, there has been an option to replace skies in images. Although I love Photoshop, replacing skies in Photoshop requires a process including selecting, extracting, layers, which are tools that can be complex to use. Plus now, Photoshop is no longer sold as standalone software and requires a monthly subscription. My solution for blue skies is now Luminar 4.It is very disappointing when a picture's sky is not awesome. Click To Tweet
What is Luminar 4?
Luminar 4 can be used with and without Photoshop. It is super easy to use and is a one time fee, currently on special for $70.00, and can be used on two computers. Luminar 4 has an AI sky replacement feature that allows you to replace the sky in an image instantly. Unlike Photoshop which is a manual process, Luminar 4 is an automotive process, and I am a big fan. It also automates the light process in the image to bring the entire photo into the scene with the new sky. It’s like magic! Luminar 4 has 60 plus photo editing tools, but even if it just had the AI Sky replacement, I would suggest you buy it.
How do you use the sky replacement tool?
This nice man on YouTube put together a 1.51-minute video on how to use the sky replacement AI tool. It will demonstrate how to use the tool, and how easy it is to use. You can check it out below.
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