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Angie M. Nemanic
 

Adjusting Blue Skies in PS CS2


I recently took a photo of a family in their backyard standing on rocks. There are some shrubs that dot the horizon of the photo. I want to make the sky a little bluer but I am having trouble because of the shrubs. I used the lasoo tool to outline the are and pasted in a sky I previously shot, but I;m having trouble with the shrubs and really getting that area outlined well--there is a lot of detail because of the shrub area--little spaces between leaves, etc. Any suggestion how to make a blue sky more blue without having to lasoo and paste?

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8/16/2006 2:12:29 PM

 
A C
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
  You could use an adjustment layer called Selective color or you could use Hue/Sat. If you adjust the blues only (not the Master) you could bump things up without adjusting the bushes since the bushes are probably a mix of yellow and green.

I would try starting with Selective Color and adjust the blues. Add some black or yellow to beef it up a bit.

Just do it to the top portion of the picture using an adjustment layer. You can take a soft paint brush and paint over the mask to undo any mistakes and blend things in a bit if need be.

While your at it you could experiment with the greens and yellows to brighten up the bush ---- but don't overdo it!!! Probably shouldn't at all, but it is fun to see the possibilities.

Does this make sense? Lemme know if it works for you.


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8/16/2006 8:24:54 PM

 
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