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REPLACE SKY

Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021

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I am attempting to replace the sky in a photo of mine with a sky from another photo of mine.

I have both photos in the Photo Bin.  I am using the Guided mode.  I have tried using the stock skies and they work fine.  But I need to use my own photo and I have encountered a problem

Step 4 of the Guided mode special edit instrctions says:

Do one of the following to choose a background:

  • Click Import a photo to add your photo as background.
  • Click Preset to add one of the background preset as the background.
  • Click None to remove the background.
  • Click Color to add a color as the background.

I can't find any of these- Import, Preset, etc,  Where are these tools?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021
You're referring to the steps listed in the Photoshop Elements User Guide for the Replace Background guided edit. Replace Background guided edit This is not the same as the Perfect Landscape guided edit, which is explained in the video above the Replace Background guided edit instructions. Perfect Landscape guided edit The Perfect Landscape guided edit is limited to the 12 preset skies that are included with Photoshop Elements. If you want to use your own background sky, you'll have to use the R...

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021
Actually, Phil, you can use your own sky photo to replace the sky in the Perfect Landscape Guided Edit.  Here's how: After using a preset sky in the Guided Edit, click the Next button and choose to Continue Editing in Expert mode. In the layers panel, do the following: Hide or delete the top layer.  (This is a flattened layer showing the end result for the sky used in the Guided Edit.) Click on the chevron to expose all of the layers that have been grouped. Click on the chain icon t...

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021
Thanks Greg! Great explanation of how to use guided edits as the springboard for further editing in Expert mode  And the step 4 that @TXbirder is referring to is not from the on-screen instructions in the Replace Background guided edit, but from the Photoshop Elements User Guide's description of that guided edit:

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It iworked. Thanks.

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Which version of Elements are you using and which Guided Edit?

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Elements 2021 and Guided edits/Perfect Landscapes-replace the sky.

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You're referring to the steps listed in the Photoshop Elements User Guide for the Replace Background guided edit.

 

Replace Background guided edit

 

This is not the same as the Perfect Landscape guided edit, which is explained in the video above the Replace Background guided edit instructions.

 

Perfect Landscape guided edit

 

The Perfect Landscape guided edit is limited to the 12 preset skies that are included with Photoshop Elements. If you want to use your own background sky, you'll have to use the Replace Background guided edit instead.

 

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Actually, Phil, you can use your own sky photo to replace the sky in the Perfect Landscape Guided Edit.  Here's how:

 

After using a preset sky in the Guided Edit, click the Next button and choose to Continue Editing in Expert mode.

 

Ashampoo_Snap_2021.03.06_17h18m40s_000_SnapCollage.png

 

In the layers panel, do the following:

 

  1. Hide or delete the top layer.  (This is a flattened layer showing the end result for the sky used in the Guided Edit.)
  2. Click on the chevron to expose all of the layers that have been grouped.
  3. Click on the chain icon to unlink the Sky Preset Group mask.
  4. Click on the chain icon to unlink the Brightness adjustment layer.
  5. Drag your sky photo from the photo bin into the layered photo and place the sky layer above the existing replacement sky layer (which is labeled as SkyForeground).

 

 

Ashampoo_Snap_2021.03.06_17h11m02s_000_SnapCollage.png

If you follow these instructions, you can then move or resize your own photo sky to customize the location and size of the clouds etc. in the sky.

It may not be necessary to unlink the layers, but it helps avoid some novice mistakes.

 

And @TXbirder, I still don't know what you are refering to as Step 4 in the Guided Edit.  That doesn't fit the Replace Background or the Perfect Landscape Guided Edits.

 

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Thanks Greg! Great explanation of how to use guided edits as the springboard for further editing in Expert mode 🙂

 

And the step 4 that @TXbirder is referring to is not from the on-screen instructions in the Replace Background guided edit, but from the Photoshop Elements User Guide's description of that guided edit:

 

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