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Hi folks looking for some help please.

I'm looking to drop a new sky background into this image, on the day of the shoot the sky was really dull and blown out. I should at the time bracketed the image to get contrast into the sky but it didnt come to me at the time.

Does anyone have a tutorial they might be able to steer me in the direction of so i can learn the technique myself as I cant seem to find one.

If you fancy having a go and telling me how you did it the image is this one.

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/3322810554_fbc681c14f_b.jpg

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nice z! if you havecs4 youhave to first make this a layer. hopefully you are shooting in raw and not jpeg or the post processing will kill it. Once you have deleted the sky( not easy with the branchs btw) you have to take a picture of a better sky. copy the part you want and put into the other picture as another layer done. It is easier if you have smooth interface between the old and the new branches are tough. There are expensive plugins which will do it with the fractal boarders like vertus fluid mask. However it can be done in cs4 without if the boarders are smooth.

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If you can't pull any detail out of what you have already shot, it's not too difficult to paste another sky in there.

Here's a quick one I did in a few minutes if this is the sort of thing you are hoping to do.

To do it proper justice, you would need to spend a bit more time blending the sky and trees on the skyline.

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dashotgun - thanks for that its the info im looking for I have CS3 and only shoot in raw

Sorarse - Thats just what im after thanks Sorarse

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Here's another quickie...

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WOW Colt im blown away thats just what im after. thanks all

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Pixel-Snapper wrote in post #7542758external link
WOW Colt im blown away thats just what im after. thanks all

I second that statement! Is there a "How-To" on how this is done?

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The sky replacements look good. Probably want to blur the sky a little though due to the shallow DOF.

PhotosGuy (Frank) has a tutorial posted somewhere here on replacing the sky.

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Pixel-Snapper wrote in post #7542758external link
WOW Colt im blown away thats just what im after. thanks all

Nice work Colt. Skies like that make the entire image!

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Be sure that the perspective & direction of light in the "sky shot" is the same as in the car shot (it isn't here). Also make sure the focus in the sky is the same as in the sky it replaces (again: it isn't here).

Lastly: Don't forget to get some "sky" in the reflections of the car ;)

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Pixel-Snapper wrote in post #7540971external link
Does anyone have a tutorial they might be able to steer me in the direction of so i can learn the technique myself as I cant seem to find one.

Here'sexternal link a tutorial.

IMAGE: http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7036/skyfix2.jpg

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Peano, Wow!

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René Damkot wrote in post #7543235external link
Be sure that the perspective & direction of light in the "sky shot" is the same as in the car shot (it isn't here). Also make sure the focus in the sky is the same as in the sky it replaces (again: it isn't here).

Lastly: Don't forget to get some "sky" in the reflections of the car ;)

that's true - I was just trying to show the process - but it was bugging me so I flipped it in the version I sent pixel. :-)

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Peano wrote in post #7543487external link
Here'sexternal link a tutorial.

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actually, I think that's how to paint in your own sky, not replace it with a real one.
substantially easier, but when it comes to painting, I'm about as artistic as a rock.

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JJD.Photography wrote in post #7543113external link
I second that statement! Is there a "How-To" on how this is done?

not really - I'll send you the photoshop file if you want. Peano's looks better if you're artistic, (I'm not), just add a few more clouds to account for the soft shadows.

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