Add Clouds to Sky – Photoshop Tutorial [Photoshopdesire.com] November 18, 2019 2 By Peter Engel How to Add Clouds to Empty Sky in Photoshop welcome back to photoshopdesire.com youtube channel In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to add real and fake clouds to an empty sky using the power of blending modes and some easy selection techniques. As you can see the beautiful blue sky is empty right now but we will add some clouds soon enough. But first of all make a selection for sky, i will use The Magic Wand tool here. Magic Wand selects pixels based on tone and color. When we click on an area in the image with the tool, Photoshop looks at the tone and color of the area we clicked on and selects pixels that share the same color and brightness values. This makes the Magic Wand exceptional at selecting large areas of solid color. The Tolerance option tells Photoshop how different in tone and color a pixel can be from the area we clicked on for it to be included in the selection. I’ll increase the Tolerance value and try again. Increasing or decreasing the Tolerance value has a big impact on which pixels in the image are selected with the Magic Wand. Choose Select>Save Selection. now drag and place the clouds image into the document Load a saved selection Add a layer mask The clouds look good enough but they are a bit too white for my taste. Usually clouds pick up some color from the sky they are on. so let’s achieve this effect. Double click the clouds layer to open the blending options window. Hold the Alt key and drag the black slider By doing this we will partially hide the gray portions of the clouds and achieve a better blending effect with the sky. now we need to color match the clouds and the mountain to make it look real. One technique that I use all the time for color matching is to use the Average filter in Photoshop. duplicate the background layer and bring it to top of all layers apply Average blur Filter to obtain a representative color of the background layer Change the blending mode of the layer to softlight. Now simply create a clipping mask. This action will limit the effects of the layer solely to the clouds. We’re Done. Here is before & after results I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial Thanks for watching. Please subscribe to our channel for more interesting tutorials. post a comment, click thumbs up, like and share to get more videos. see you again in next video tutorial. CategoryArticles BlogTagsadd a cloud overlay add clouds in photoshop Add Clouds to Sky add clouds to sky photoshop add fake clouds to photos and Clouds clouds blending techniques clouds photo effects clouds photo manipulation how to add clouds to a sky how to add clouds to sky in photoshop How To Enhance A Sky How to Fix Burnt Out Sky how-to landscape photo editing match sky & clouds color photo effects photoshop photoshop tutorials psdesire replace sky in photoshop Replacing a Boring Sky the 2 Comments Alexandru Grecov says: February 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm great tips. Reply Alan Han says: November 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm you sound like a robot Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.