(Leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite sky adjustment is…)
You’ve probably noticed that there are always multiple ways to do the same thing in Lightroom and Photoshop. Sometimes, they all produce the same results. But other times, you can get similar results but one method tends to work better than the others. That’s what it’s like for most sky adjustments. While there are many ways we can target the sky, sometimes one way works better than another. In this tutorial we’ll take a look at 3 different ones and see when each works better. Enjoy!
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Thank you very much Matt
Enjoy your videos and the approach to the photos. Thanks!
Matt thanks for all the great information the videos are a great help., LRC is were i do almost all of my editing .
Matt, I’m 74 and still able to handle learning curves. I have LR, LRC and PS. Generally, I use LR for almost everything because that is what I’m most comfortable with. But is LRC a better program? I see, what I think is similar, but maybe improved program.
Thanks for your reply.
Hi David. I use (and most others) Lightroom Classic. Thanks.
Thanks – very useful
Hello Matt – I’m a Lightroom user who also has Photoshop, but I rely on LR. Regarding your video, “3 Ways to Adjust your Sky,” I appreciate your approaches and found them within my skill set; what I want, however, is to know how to turn a sky blue that has NO blue in it. I’m talking about a great foreground on an overcast day with a dull grey sky.
It’s the eye dropper tool and the little rectangle that says “color” next to it that I’m trying to learn to use. I’ve selected the sky, decreased the saturation to zero, selected a blue color with the eye dropper, then increased saturation, but I can’t get a grey sky to turn blue. In other words, I’m interested in sky replacement! So, what do you recommend? Or, what am I doing wrong?
Hi Robert. You’re not doing anything wrong. That’s just the way light and sky works. You can’t add color when there was none because the photo won’t look right. If you wanted to replace it you’d have to use Photoshop Sky Replacement, but I have rarely seen an overcast foreground with a colorful replaced sky that looks good. But give it a try.
thanks. I really appreciate your comment.
Excellent. Appreciate what you do.
Thank you Alway’s amazing tip’s.
Thank you. Very helpful
Thank you for these informative instruct videos!
Jimi would have loved this. “‘S’cuse me while I select the sky”.
Always interesting and informative. Wish there was more in photoshop as I don’t use lightroom.
Hi. Everything I showed in this will work in Photoshop. If you watch the beginning of the video I showed how. Thx
I really enjoy your short videos on editing photos. I have several of your courses and have enjoyed them as well. Simple, practical, and easy to understand at a pace that everyone can learn with.
Another very helpful video. Intersect part especially helpful for me. I really appreciate your teaching.
Thanks for this well structured explanation. Especially the part about the intersect is very helpful.
Your course “No Light? No Problem!” is one of my best “investments” in 2022!
It is not just about the light, it is also about the composition, perfect, perfect choice for any photographer!
Thanks so much! Glad you liked it. It’s one of my favorites to teach too!
I always love the tutorials with Matt. I learn new tools almost every time, and I definitely learn more about fine-tuning my own editing skills. Thank you!
Great short instructional video…. #3 is what I needed…. besides a new computer!
Always love your videos!!
Also thanks for the nice comments on the bridge photo during your critique of images on the live presentation you did about a week ago! Loved the comments even though you didn’t like the B&W around the opening of the color portion. I just made that version because it was a “window” into the view framed. I’ve got full color too.
Have been following you since back in your KelbyOne days! You were the best instructor there….
Thanks for everything I’ve learned from you!
Another great video. I was a little confused as to what the range method was doing on the left side of the image. Using the dropper to select the portion of the sky to change or enhance was evident to me, but your discussion of what was going on on the left needs some clarification.
Many thanks for your continued videos.
thank you for all information
Thanks Matt! Your videos are always very helpful!!
Really, really helpful, Matt. Thanks much.
Thank you for an easy to understand explanation!
Much appreciated Matt
Hopefully I will get past Catalina eventually…………… Studio Ultra on the way 4-6 weeks wait apparently so I’m not holding my breath
Sadly, haven’t been able to update PS LRC for ages
As always, I enjoy your videos. Well done! Thank you for making and sharing them
Excellent tutorial, Matt! Thank you!
Wonderful tutorial Matt! Didn’t know how to use the “intersect with” and this explained it nicely. Thank you!
Thanks Matt, as always your presentation is easy to follow. I look forward to trying this out.
Enjoyed this learning video because you were more direct, straightforward. Thank you for helping us..
Thank you. Explained very well!
I bought the 19.00 set and I do not know when I can get this. It was the last one you gave us a lesson on Landscape.
That was awesome! I haven’t been doing this very long (2 yrs) and have learned so many wonderful things from you. I am that person that sat tediously selecting things or deselecting. This made it far easier. I really like the third method. Thank you, thank you!!!!
Matt, really enjoy all your tips and tricks for Lightroom. Thank you so much. Little things can make such a difference.
Very much liked the third tip. Need to experiment more. Thanks.
Love this! LR encompasses so much and tips from pros really help.
Thank you for this tutorial, Matt. So, you can basically intersect any of two maskings, yes? Knowing which masking to use is challenging for me but I can’t wait to play with this ‘Intersect’ masking. Thanks, and have a nice weekend!
Yes you can intersect two masks. Honestly it’s not a feature I use a lot so I wouldn’t get too caught up in it. Most of the time, there are 5 ways to do the same thing and Intersect can often be done using add or subtract as well. Thanks.
Oh yes, add or subtract I played with them before. Thanks for the tip!
Great lesson. And your “No light” course is phenomenal.