This hidden Photoshop feature makes sky selection even quicker
Most of us know about the amazing sky replacement AI in Photoshop, but what happens when you don’t want to actually replace the sky, just select it to make adjustments? Masking the sky can be a bit of a hassle if there are intricate parts to mask such as a bridge. We’ve shown you various techniques before to make this easier, but it seems that another extremely powerful tool in Photoshop’s latest update is hiding in plain sight and makes sky selections even quicker.
In this video, Scott Kelby shows us a powerful sky selection tool that I certainly had no idea was there, and it literally takes no time at all to mask out a complicated sky.
To find this tool, simply go up to the select tab in the top menu and scroll down until you find ‘Select Sky’. Click on this and it automagically selects all the little intricate bits around the sky, allowing you to make adjustments in curves, levels, or whatever you please.
And that’s it! It’s super simple, I will definitely be trying this out myself later today.
[Via Scott Kelby]
Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe