Club Notices

*Please note that due to the current Public Health situation Parkstone Camera Club has SUSPENDED the business of the Club.
Sadly this means that we will NOT be holding any club meetings or events until further notice.

Please visit the site regularly to keep in touch with the Status of the club's meeting programme.


Changing a Sky

  1. Open the image with the bland sky.
  2. Open a suitable sky image.
  3. Try to ensure that the light direction and colour match  the picture.
  4. For example, a Mediterranean sky would not match the Scottish highlands on a rainy day.
  5. Resize the sky layer to match the size of the picture. (Image – Size)
  6. Select all of the sky [Ctrl A].
  7. Copy [Ctrl C]
  8. Go to picture and paste in the sky [Ctrl V]
  9. This will probably obscure the underneath image.
  10. [Ctrl T] for Transform.
  11. Use the corners etc. to size the sky to fit the sky area of the image.
  12. Consider the blending options and the opacity to match as close as possible.
  13. Keeping on this layer (original picture) choose Blending Options (fX at the bottom of the adjustment layers.)
  14. A drop down menu appears. Choose Blending Options.
  15. A new window opens. Go to the sliders at the bottom.
  16. Choose the bottom slider (Background Layer) and drag the leftmost slider to the right.
  17. The underlying image now appears through the sky.
  18. Click OK
  19. Depending on the underlying image you might need to paint out any sky that interferes with the image.
  20. (Make a layer mask and using black paint over the areas where you do not want the sky to show).

Anthony Scott-Morley