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    Professional photo editing tricks: how to get perfect skies in ALL your raw images

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 29/10/2013 00:01am
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    Professional photo editing techniques for getting perfect skies: steps 13-15

    Professional photo editing techniques for getting perfect skies: step 13

    13 Fix the halos
    Highlight and right-click the Mask thumbnail on the top layer and choose Refine Mask. Set Radius to 1.4px and Shift Edge to -10 to get rid of the halo around the castle. Tick Decontaminate Colours and set Amount to 70 %. Set Output to New Layer with Layer Mask, then click OK.

     

    Professional photo editing techniques for getting perfect skies: step 14

    14 Match the colours
    Click the Create Adjustment Layer icon in the Layers panel and choose Curves. Click the square icon at the bottom of the Curves settings to clip the layer so it only affects the land. Drag down on the Curve line to darken, then choose Red in the RGB dropdown and drag up slightly to add red.

     

    Professional photo editing techniques for getting perfect skies: step 15

    15 Tweak the colour ranges
    Click the Create Adjustment Layer icon again and choose Black and White, then go to the blend mode dropdown in the Layers panel and choose Luminosity. Use the colour sliders to change the brightness. Set Reds to 94, Yellows to 60, Greens to 240, Cyans to 60, Blues to -33 and Magentas to 80.

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    Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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