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Full Critique PS2021 Sky Replacement Tool

Phill104

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Just to see how well the tool works I popped out to a local spot to try something. In this case a long exposure for a moving sky, but still wanting the dead tree sharp and still. For the moving sky it was nice and windy, so impossible to get a sharp tree without some blending. So with only 15mins to shoot as I had to collect my daughter from school I picked the first composition I could find and fired off a few shots.

First at a high shutter speed with no ND filters.

Sky_Sharp.jpg

I then shot a long exposure with a 10 stop ND.

sky_blurred.jpg

I opened this shot in PS. Using the Sky select tool then selecting the inverse I deleted the tree and grass. I then used content aware fill to fill the hole the tree left and saved the resulting image

I then opened the sharp tree shot and run the sky replacement tool using the image I saved in the first step. A little crop as I like 16:9 and this is the final shot. No other editing, just a few clicks with the basic tools.

Sky_edited.jpg

This was not meant to be a stunning shot or anything, just a quick grab to see how well the new PS tools work. I am quite impressed with how well it made the selections. Not sure it is something I will do, especially as I am not really a landscape tog. Just enjoy seeing how new technology works.
 

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I prefer the original.
 

Phill104

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Me too. This was more an experiment of the new toys in PS than an actual attempt at a shot.

I would be interested to know how the regular landscape togs on these forums would approach such a subject. This site has lots of windswept dead trees which in the right hands I feel could be quite photogenic. I really have little clue when it comes to this sort of subject.
 

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Well that’s worked very well Phill. I’ll have to dig out some old files and try it.
 
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