How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo with another in Photoshop.

Using the quick selection tool, quickly remove the foreground from a mask of the image. Just click around and Photoshop will do the hard work for you, finding the relevant parts of the photo you want to select.

Refine the edges using the refined selection tool, as well as adjusting the feather and contrast sliders, for a much more fine-tuned masking experience. This allows you to eliminate any branches or other smaller objects protruding above the horizon.

Once the mask is complete, apply it to a new layer with the sky you want to swap in. Reposition as desired, and you’re done.

It’s really that simple. You can find more 2-minute tutorials by McKinnon in this YouTube playlist.