Club Notices

*Please note:

 Our new season has now started.
Due to the Pandemic we shall be using Zoom for our meetings until the Christmas break.
We plan to return to our Church Hall venue in the New Year

*If you would like to join our Zoom meetings please contact us at chair@parkstonecameraclub to register your interest.
I can then send you a link to our next Zoom meeting

If you would like to join Parkstone Camera Club then please use the following link to our membership form.

 https://airtable.com/shrlZm9NpaFlXDlzV

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