polaroid splotchy skies

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Questions thread
Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 7,189
Re: polaroid splotchy skies

Dean Malencik wrote:

....  How would you readers even out the color so I can get a natural look to the sky rather than the splotchy look I have now.

Some good advice towards preventing the obvious banding. I would also suggest starting your PP in 16 bit which will also help.

With your JPGs, I selected the FG and horizon with the quick selection tool and the green channel, feathered the selection a bit to overlap the mountains lightly, saved the selection to an alpha channel, selected the dark and light shades of blue in the sky with the eye dropper tool and used linear and radial gradients to add a new sky. The saved alpha channel and a mask contained the effect to the sky.

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