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Sky Replacements in Photoshop

Lesson 41 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

Lesson 41 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

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Lesson Info

41. Sky Replacements in Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Introduction to Real Estate Photography

1

Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?

03:48

Real Estate Photography Basics

2

What Gear Do You Need as a Real Estate Photographer?

09:36
3

Camera Settings & Modes to Use for Real Estate Photography

07:54
4

Can You Use a Smartphone for Real Estate Photography? Pros & Cons

03:13
5

How to Compose Real Estate Photos - The Basics

04:58
6

Lighting Basics for Real Estate Photography

07:43
7

The Window Pull: How to Make the Exteriors Pop

02:01
8

RAW vs. JPEG Photos - Which Should You Shoot?

00:51
9

Key Lesson: What Photos Do You Need to Capture?

15:04

How to Take a Real Estate Photo

10

Basic Room Photo Demonstration with Flambient Technique, Natural, and Flash

10:54

Real Estate Photography Demonstration I - Full House Demo

11

Introduction to this Demo

00:54
12

What Equipment is in my Real Estate Photography Kit?

02:58
13

Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With

07:20
14

The Kitchen - Part 1

12:08
15

The Kitchen - Part 2

04:20
16

The Kitchen - Part 3

03:16
17

The Kitchen - Part 4

02:41
18

The Kitchen - Part 5

02:34
19

The Primary Bathroom

09:48
20

The Primary Bedroom

07:15
21

The Laundry Room

06:03
22

The Living Room

10:28
23

A Small Space Bathroom

05:19

Real Estate Photography Demonstration II - Full House Demo

24

Introduction to this Demo

05:00
25

The Living Room

07:48
26

The Kitchen

06:35
27

Bathroom 1

06:12
28

The Primary Bedroom

07:20
29

Bathroom 2

05:46
30

Front Exterior

03:19
31

Back Yard & Exteriors

06:09

Editing Real Estate Photos

32

Introduction & Basic Editing Process for Real Estate Photography

04:31

Adobe Lightroom for Real Estate Photography - The Basics

33

Adobe Lightroom Introduction for Real Estate Photographers

06:36
34

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

07:12
35

Basic Editing Process in Lightroom for Real Estate Photographers

21:12
36

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

04:43
37

Natural Light Kitchen Edit

04:06
38

Exporting Photos from Lightroom

06:23

Photo Editing Skills You Should Know

39

Copy and Paste Settings from One Photo to Another in Lightroom

02:58
40

Create & Use Presets in Lightroom

02:26
41

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

06:50

Flambient Editing Process

42

Step-by-Step Flambient Editing Process

20:56

Full Editing Demonstrations

43

Editing the Kitchen Dining Nook

18:48
44

Editing the Primary Bedroom 1

12:04
45

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

17:04
46

Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement

06:36
47

Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look

05:30
48

Quick Bathroom Edit

05:13

Advanced Editing Tips & Tricks

49

Speed Up Your Flambient Workflow with Photoshop Actions

05:18
50

Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop

05:04
51

Darken TVs in Lightroom

01:11
52

Clean Up Smudges on Stainless Steel Appliances in Lightroom

02:03
53

Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos

04:41

Virtual Staging

54

What is Virtual Staging? What Tools Should I Use?

02:14
55

Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features

10:56

The Business of Real Estate Photography

56

How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients

03:50
57

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

03:50
58

Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio

06:01
59

How to Find Your First Clients

04:06
60

How Much to Charge for Real Estate Photography Services

02:32

Aerial Photography

61

The Basics of Drone / Aerial Photography for Real Estate Photography

06:27

Conclusion

62

Conclusion

01:23

Lesson Info

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

On the sky is completely overblown, overexposed because I was exposing to the house, I could have bracketed this photo and done one exposed to the sky. But even with this photo, if I drop down the exposure, you get a little bit of information in the sky, I'm just doing this just to show us what's in the sky, but it's not that dynamic of a sky. So this is on the edge of what, what you believe is morally right? In terms of how you create photos and it might depend on your real estate agent and maybe on a job, the agent will tell you can you replace that sky, make it look better. This is a common practice. So it's up to you to decide if you want to do this. But let me show you the process right. Click your photo and choose edit in Photoshop because this is currently done in Photoshop. Perhaps in the future, you'll be able to do this in lightroom as well. Once it opens up in Photoshop, go to edit sky replacement here, it's going to open this window. And if you have the preview button check...

ed on you can see what's actually happening at the top. You have options for skies and Photoshop comes with a bunch of different options. You can also import photos of skies, which I think makes most sense. If you're in a location, skies look different, clouds look different. So you might as a real estate photographer wanna go out there and try to capture beautiful skies in your location. See how this photo, it's not exactly perfect the warmth of the sunset. You wanna make sure you try to match it as much as possible. So you can go through here. That one doesn't look that realistic and there's gonna be settings that we can use too to to adjust this, this one not that great. This one might work but the color isn't great. So if you find a photo that you like, then we can go in and play around with the adjustments, there's different things you can do to adjust the edge, fade the edge. So it does a pretty good job asking out the edges Photoshop super powerful now, but you could adjust the edge and the fade to fix that up. So we wanna definitely brighten this up quite a bit. So it looks like it matches the exposure of this photo. We'll probably make it, you're gonna make it a little bit more blue unless you wanna go warm. But I think blue is gonna look good. Something like that looks pretty good. You can scale it up. See how if I do that, the clouds move closer, scale it down if you want. OK. And this is gonna depend on the photo you upload, you can flip it, you can then make foreground adjustments. So this applies to sort of the edge where this photo is being like overlaid onto your your photo. So here we can adjust it kind of blends it in. So see it's really hard for you to see. But with the foreground lighting, you turn that down or up, you can see that it kind of adjust the fade into the trees. All these things are meant to just fine tune the edge and you can play around with them color adjustment, add some of the color of the photo to your foreground to. So this this doesn't look too bad. The only thing I don't like about this photo is that in the original photo, we have this sunset right here. So I might choose a different one for this photo. But once you're happy with your adjustments, you can choose to output it to a new layer or a duplicate layer, I would just choose new layer and click. OK. And now we have this new sky replacement group that includes the photo and all the adjustments that we made to make this look better. The only thing I don't like about this photo is how the sun in the original photo is actually shining through the tree. Here, but with the sky replacement, there's no sun there. So there's different things I could do to remove that sun. But I would do that before with something like the healing brush tool or the clone tool. And I'll show you that right now, but now you know how to use sky, the sky replacement. So, um that's pretty much it for sky replacement. But if I want to remove that, an easy way to do it is with the heat spot healing brush tool. So take that tool, adjust the size of your brush up here. You can also press the control option. That would be the command alt I believe on a PC and drag it left or right to make it bigger or smaller. And then I'm just gonna paste paint over that and it looks like it was choosing some leaves from over here. So I'm just gonna do this a couple times. You could also get a little bit more specific with the clone stamp tool. It works similarly. But now I can actually select a part of the image that I want to copy and paste to the new spot. So option to make a selection and then I go to the new part and select or click to paint it on. Basically, since this is a tree, it, it works pretty, pretty dang good. It's pretty easy. It's hard to tell if you just look at this photo, it looks perfect and then I would go to edit sky replacement. It's gonna add the preview on and it chooses the same photo as before. So we're just gonna have to increase the brightness like we did before we make it a little bit blue, a couple little adjustments and that looks a lot better, even brighter. All right. So now we have this new Sky Replacement group turn on or off and that looks much, much more natural. Now, one thing I didn't mention though is that I would edit this photo in lightroom, the original photo to get it straight, get the line straight, the crop, right, the colors and everything. I would get that done first in lightroom with the original photo before bringing it into Photoshop to add a new sky because now I could go back to lightroom and edit this and it will be fine. But I, I like doing the original editing first. When you're done with all this, you click save command S or control SS on a PC. And if I go back to lightroom, it'll pop up as a new photo similar as we've seen before. Whenever you save a new photo from Photoshop, it adds a new version in lightroom. I can flag that as the one that I want to continue working with from here. All right. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Practice_Photos_for_Editing.zip
Step-by-Step_Flambient_Editing_Process.pdf

Ratings and Reviews

Chris
 

The course is a comprehensive learning experience and Philip's passion and expertise in photography and teaching are evident throughout the course. Key highlights for me included mastering lighting techniques, photo blending for high-quality interiors, and advanced strategies like the 'Flambient' process. This was straight forward, and easy to understand. I live in Australia an grateful that you kept the information relevant to any country.

TONY BARNES JR
 

Hey Philip, Just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort putting this course together. I’ve been shooting for 20 years but never really spent enough time on PS. This course really focuses on what you really need to know. Everything is really straight to the point. Philip provides images so you can follow along and really get a good work flow going. I personally enjoyed the

user-8ef1fb
 

Overall, the completeness and depth of this course are excellent. The only thing that needs improvement is during the editing portion. Philip's voice was fading in and out even when the volume on my computer was set at 100%. His voice was excellent during the photo shoot portion of the course.

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