Can you import additional sky images into the Photoshop Elements 2021 replacment skies library?
In Photoshop Elements a new Guided edit Perfect Landscape has been added that provide the ability to replace sky in your photos with the options provided in the Guided edit. https://helpx.adobe.com/in/photoshop-elements/using/guided-mode-special.html#perfect-landscape. If you want to replace sky with your own sky image you can do it in expert mode and follow the steps after using the guided edit:
1. Hide the layer with name “PerfectLandscapeGE MergedLayer”.
2. Select the “SkyForeground” in the Sky preset Group.
3. Go to File Menu > Place. Navigate to the image which you want to replace the sky with. Select the desired image and click Place.
Thank you Shaileja, your help is much appreciated. Take care, Dave
Those layers are not available in my version of Photoshop. Any other method?
You need 2 pictures: The one that you have with the drab sky which you wish to replace, and a picture of a "good" sky - just blue sky with clouds, nothing else on it. You can take the picture of the sky yourself, or download one from another source.
Also, familiarize yourself with the gradient tool, as we will be using this in step #7.