My first sky replacement - Critique please

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Re: Here's the result using my procedure.
In reply to nevada5, 1 month ago

nevada5 wrote:

I used a tolerance level of 15 and still picked up parts of the car, so I deselected those areas. That's part of using and learning the procedure. When I finished I used "Fade Gradient" and increased it from 30 to 40 to increase color. Then I dodged the sky to brighten it. For my tastes, it's more natural than to replace the sky.

Thanks for this great alternative. Yours will definitely be more satisfying to the pixel peepers. It hadn't occurred to me to mask it out just to do normal adjustments.  I would normal apply that kind of thing to the whole image.

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