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Photoshop tutorial: Sky Rescue

Perfectly exposed sky, perfectly exposed ground

Here's a step-by-step video tutorial recorded in HD that I've put
together to show you how to 'rescue' a blown sky.


It shows a unique method for combining two shots, one exposed for the sky
and one exposed for the ground... so that you end up with the best
bits from both in one image in a seamless transition. Perfect!


Getting the shots to start with

As I've mentioned before in various places on this site and on my blog, I always shoot in RAW (see an explanation of RAW). So getting the two exposures for me is easy ...from the one RAW shot I create the one exposed for the sky and the one exposed for the ground. Easy peasy :)

If you don't have a RAW mode on your camera, you can
  • shoot hand-held, using automatic bracketing and being very sure to not move between shots
  • or you can use a tripod to get both exposures that way.
However you get the two shots, they're your starting point for the tutorial.

Play the video tutorial...

So without further ado, play away and watch the video!


Sky Rescue

I hope you've found the vidoe tutorial to be quick and simple to follow and the technique worthy of adding to your kitbag of essentials!



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