I like the idea of starting the week with an editing video. I’ve been trying to get back into the whole routine of blogging and I know it works best for me if I know what I will be posting and when. So I am hoping that you can expect an editing video of some sort each Monday.
The rest of the week will sort itself out. I am thinking I will do 4 posts each week. Some will be quiet ones like the Silent Sunday. I want to get back into doing monochrome images and that will be Wednesday or midweek. The final one for Friday will be whatever I feel like doing. I hope that will be okay with you.
Let’s get to today’s post.
I’ve been replacing skies in images for 10 years or more. It hasn’t always been an easy thing to do, but as software gets better and better it is becoming easier.
I saw a video on YouTube showing how easy it was to replace a sky with ON1 Photo Raw 2023 and I thought it might be fun to do a video of me trying to do it. The question was would I find it easy to do?
I decided to try 3 images. Each different. Here is the first image.
This was taken at sunset at the Kata Tjuta in Central Australia.
ON1 comes with some skies so I choose to do this.
Possibly not the best one, but it was surprising how easily it could be done.
I must note that I have not done anything else to these images.
Next, I thought I would try an image that would be harder, one with trees.
Trying to replace a sky when there are trees has always been a struggle. Too many bits to get around.
Then with a couple of clicks, there is a new sky. The trees aren’t perfect, but I think you can use a slider to increase or decrease the selection. I have to admit I am impressed.
Finally, I thought I would try an image and replace the sky with one of my skies.
I didn’t think I would get any colour from this setting. So I took some photos of the sunset that was happening at the side.
This is one of them.
So I thought could I use the above image to replace the sky in the photo of the rock?
Turns out you can.
There was a bit of mucking around trying to work it out. However, overall it was quite interesting. I am so surprised at how easy it is.
I have done a video of myself doing it. It is below. Please excuse my cat Ralph, he decided while I was making it that he wanted me to play with him and was very rowdy.
The video is a bit long, but I had to work out what I was doing and then I did the three images.
Now I have a link for you if you want to try ON1. I do have an affiliation with them so you are helping me out if you use the link. I get a cut when people purchase it. Though I would encourage you to use the 14 day trial and see what you think. Let me know too.
That’s it for this week. Again, let me know if there is anything you would like me to do specifically. I can only use Lightroom, Photoshop or ON1 for these videos.
I’m not sure about Luminar, I might contacting them to see if I can get a copy. Doesn’t hurt to have a few. See you Wednesday.