Create the mood you want with a quick sky replacement

Sky Replacement

Reduce the number of steps in your photo editing workflow by using the new Sky Replacement feature released at MAX 2020. In the past, replacing the sky required multiple steps and careful fine tuning in order to achieve a seamless look. Now you can save time and get the look you want by letting Adobe Sensei do the masking and blending for you. Follow the 3 simple steps below to get started.

Easily replace the sky in your image
Easily replace the sky in your image

Quickly add drama to your scene by replacing the sky in three simple steps

Replaced sky
  1. Choose Edit > Sky Replacement.

  2. Choose a new sky

    • The Sky Replacement properties box will appear
    • Select a new sky from the included images or add one of your own 
  3. Adjust the settings to create the perfect image

    The sky area on the original image is automatically selected and masked, allowing the new sky to be displayed based on your selected options. For a seamless look, adjust the sliders to modify the sky and blend the foreground with the background colors.

Settings and options

Sky Replacement panel
A. Sky Move Tool B. Sky Brush C. Hand Tool D. Zoom Tool E. Select a replacement sky F. Settings G. Recently used sky H. Create new group I. Create new sky J. Delete sky K. Preset Preview Zoom 

Shift Edge: Determines where the border between the sky and the original image begins

Fade Edge: Sets the amount of fading or feathering from the sky image to the original photo along the edges

Brightness: Adjusts the brightness of the sky

Temperature: Adjusts the temperature of the sky warmer or cooler

Scale: Resizes the sky image

Flip: Flips the sky image horizontally

Lighting mode: Determines the blend mode used for adjustments

Lighting Adjustment: Opacity slider that lightens or darkens the main image where it blends with the sky - a setting of zero will not make any adjustments

Color Adjustment: opacity slider Determines how strongly the foreground is harmonized with the sky colors - a setting of zero will not make any adjustments

Output: Allows you to select whether the changes to the image are placed on New Layers (named layer group with masks) or a Duplicate Layer (single flattened layer)