Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement
In this lesson, I'm going to edit this front exterior photo. I already did another lesson replacing the sky, but I wanna show you this from scratch what I would do. So first things first with my basic tools, this is one where I'm not combining layers and anything in Photoshop, it's just editing this specific photo. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to boost these shadows, but I don't want to lose my contrast. So I'm gonna bring back down those blacks. The right now I'm editing for the house itself, which is very, very cool. It's a little bit too cool from the shade. So I'm gonna warm it up just a little bit, but I also want to really make things pop. So I'm gonna bring that vibrance back up. That really helps quite a bit. I could go down to the HSL panel which I might do and bring up the saturation of just the house. Maybe some of these other colors like the red, I don't wanna bring too much of the yellow up, although that looks pretty good playing around with HSL is really fun for ...
exteriors. Now, I might want to do a specific edit of just the house in a second. But right now I'm gonna go down to the transform tool and see about making these lines vertical. They're pretty close and that's pretty good. This is also one where I might just use the auto or the vertical. Um No, actually I like the, the one that I did with this, but I do have to crop in, I don't like that gate on the left hand side. So I'm gonna crop in like this. That looks pretty good. So you see the whole front yard or most of the front yard and the entry way might just rotate just a little bit though. Brown, something like that. Cool. This is a case where I might crop first and then redo these because one of those lines was I actually cropped out. So I don't really care about that anymore. So I'm gonna redo it with this line. That's pretty good. All right. That's looking pretty good. Ok. So the front of the house is a little bit dark. So I'm going to take my mass selection tool and this time I'm going to take my object and just see what happens if I paint in sort of this front of the house and see if it does a decent job selecting it. Nice. Not bad. I'm gonna go in here and I'm going to add another object and I'm going to paint this side of the house. Hm. That did not do what I wanted it to. So I'm gonna add, let's remove that. Let's try again. And I'm just going to take my box marquee tool and select this and there that works pretty good. All right. So now what I'm going to do is just boost the contrast and the exposure just a little bit brighten it up. So it doesn't look so, so much in the shadows. And I think adding a change in the sky for this photo will really help. So this is looking pretty good. I think I'm gonna go ahead and take this into Photoshop now to replace the sky. And this time, I'll pick a photo that's a little bit different that I think matches the sun setting vibe of this situation a bit better. So here in Photoshop, I'm going to go up to edit sky replacement this time, I'm gonna use a different sky. Let's find one that is a sunset one that looks more natural. Now, I know the skies from this location. So I think this one looks more natural, that looks kind of like the clouds that we get here. That looks pretty good. I might bring it up just a little bit, maybe make it a little bit cooler. I don't wanna go overboard. There is some spillage over on the edge. So let's just increase the fade of the edge maybe or decrease the shift or shift the edge up just a little bit. I think that helps. Cool. So that's looking pretty good. So turn this on and off. You can see this actually looks pretty dang good, nice. I like it. So I'm gonna save it. I'm gonna go back into light room and then here in lightroom, what's cool is I can actually do a sky selection if I want to make further changes to the sky. So those sky, you could do some of this in Photoshop, but I find it easier in lightroom. So now I have the sky selected and from here, I can boost the contrast. Now this is sort of like an edit on top of an edit. So you gotta be a little bit careful about this, but I kind of wanna just make that sky pop just a little bit. Sometimes even bringing up the De Haes for sky can really make it pop nice. So that's looking pretty good. And then I might go down to our tone curve for one finalist brightening and adding of contrast. Yeah, that's looking pretty dang good. Cool. So we can see those final edits that I've done and then what I can do as well. Let's do a comparison before and after and this one actually already has uh edits to it. So let's reset this photo and here we see the before and the after on the right hand side. That's pretty cool, huh? All right. Thank you so much for watching. This lesson, if you have any questions about this, let me know otherwise we'll see you in another one.