In this photoshop photo manipulation tutorial, learn how to change overcast photos using multiply mode to change the sky. I will show you a tips and tricks to make it blend even more!
Change Overcast Photos Photoshop Tutorial :
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How to add beautiful color sky to moody photos in photoshop.
Select a photo which has lot of grey, neutral and white colors.
And select any sky background image of your choice.
We don’t need the water area, so take crop tool and exclude the water from background.
Now take move tool, click and drag the sky image on to working document.
Position sky layer exactly at the horizon.
Now duplicate sky layer and flip it vertically.
Place it as shown, so it becomes a mirror image to the sky.
Now we apply blur to reflection to make it realistic.
Go to filter and select gaussian blur.
Adjust blur radius to your preference.
Similarly add motion blur to the reflecion.
Group both layers.
Hide the group.
Select background image and go to channels.
Hold CTRL key and click on red channel thumbnail to select whites in the image.
Now go back to layers panel and turn on the group.
Add layer mask to the group.
Hold ALT or OPT key and click on mask thumbnail to view.
We need to boost whites and blacks in the mask.
Go to adjustments, select curves and adjust tone curve as follows.
Take black brush & Mask out areas of your image that you want to minimize effect.
Now adjust overall tonal range with Curves adjustment.
Now apply color lookup 3D LUT to color tone your image.
Finally increase contrast amount to your preference.