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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


Is it possible to replace the blue sky with a blurred back ground using software?

Thanks

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Sep 23, 2022 at 07:53 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


Blurred what?


Sep 23, 2022 at 08:05 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


RoamingScott wrote:
Blurred what?


It is not actually blurring anything.

make the back ground like oil painting.

Or at lease change the blue color to something else if the above is not possible.










Sep 23, 2022 at 08:13 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


Luminar can replace the sky with another at the click of a button.

Photoshop can do anything your mind can think of.



Sep 23, 2022 at 08:18 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


NissanPatrol wrote:
It is not actually blurring anything.

make the back ground like oil painting.

Or at lease change the blue color to something else if the above is not possible.



Photoshop is the most powerful. It can do almost anything. It can replace the sky with just a few clicks, or change the color with similar ease. Advanced features have a big learning curve.

On1 software can change the color, or replace the sky in basically one or two clicks. It is fairly powerful and has a much lower learning curve than Photoshop.

Luminar is probably the most automated for sky replacement and other things. Very low learning curve.

Of course you realize that the problem with the posted image is that the bird itself is very soft. On1 can help with that too.




Sep 23, 2022 at 09:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


First, advice you asked for: using Photoshop's Oil Painting filter, I did this in about 30 seconds. No clue if that's what you're after, but it's what you described.



Second, advice you didn't ask for: you need to focus your efforts on capturing your subjects with more detail instead of worrying about post processing. This is blunt, and it's meant to be. You have a world class camera and you need to put work in on learning how to use it. The examples you post show that. Ask as many questions as you need as you work on creating tack sharp images, and then worry about what the sky looks like.



Sep 23, 2022 at 11:02 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


There ... much more interesting now







Sep 23, 2022 at 11:47 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


NissanPatrol wrote:
It is not actually blurring anything.

make the back ground like oil painting.

Or at lease change the blue color to something else if the above is not possible.





https://www.on1.com/products/photo-raw/sky-swap/



Sep 23, 2022 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


RoamingScott wrote:

First, advice you asked for: using Photoshop's Oil Painting filter, I did this in about 30 seconds. No clue if that's what you're after, but it's what you described.

https://i.imgur.com/6LS2C0s.jpg


Second, advice you didn't ask for: you need to focus your efforts on capturing your subjects with more detail instead of worrying about post processing. This is blunt, and it's meant to be. You have a world class camera and you need to put work in on learning how to use it. The examples you post show that. Ask as many questions as you need as you work on creating tack sharp
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Who told you that I am trying to impress any one with the photo I used for the question.

For the topic of the thread and for the question I am asking I could have used a photo taken by a cheap phone. But that is not the topic of the thread.








Sep 24, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


It looks like it's flying through cooking oil.
RoamingScott wrote:

First, advice you asked for: using Photoshop's Oil Painting filter, I did this in about 30 seconds. No clue if that's what you're after, but it's what you described.

https://i.imgur.com/6LS2C0s.jpg


Second, advice you didn't ask for: you need to focus your efforts on capturing your subjects with more detail instead of worrying about post processing. This is blunt, and it's meant to be. You have a world class camera and you need to put work in on learning how to use it. The examples you post show that. Ask as many questions as you need as you work on creating tack sharp
...Show more




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


Cool, well your question was answered. Go nuts with this knowledge.

NissanPatrol wrote:
Who told you that I am trying to impress any one with the photo I used for the question.

For the topic of the thread and for the question I am asking I could have used a photo taken by a cheap phone. But that is not the topic of the thread.






Sep 24, 2022 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


Thatís why the egret is so soft, itís melted.

JadedWriter wrote:
It looks like it's flying through cooking oil.





Sep 24, 2022 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


You can use cloud brushes.







Sep 24, 2022 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


n/t

Edited on Sep 25, 2022 at 04:29 PM · View previous versions



Sep 24, 2022 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


I was reminded of Pamís work with backgrounds, she does a watercolor on canvas look that is pretty cool.

https://vero.co/rendallphotography/Bbr-hmk9kjXdN3JZGGs4v2rf



Sep 24, 2022 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


This question will probably be answered with less snark in the post processing forum

The background is so uniform that the magic wand tool in Photoshop (with half a dozen small manual adjustments) allows you to isolate the egret and then put whatever background you want on a separate layer.

1) Select magic wand tool
2) Click on the blue sky
3) Zoom in and start shift clicking on additional blue areas - between the legs, some in the wings
4) Hold the alt button and click on the mask layer - this will create a mask layer that blocks the sky
5) Create a new layer and move it below the one that contains the egret
6) Paste whatever backgrounds you want there - rainbows, dolphins, tanks, nuclear missles, smirfs, flaming red sky, etc

If you do this I suggest you expand the canvas before the bird and give it some space to "fly into" instead of flying out of the frame like the image two posts above.

There are at least a dozen ways to do this in PS - color replacement, one of the luminosity panels (Tk, Lumenzia, etc), selective color tool, etc.



Sep 24, 2022 at 11:30 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?




Procedure on how to make soft photo like this ?



1-Set your shutter speed to 2500 1/s
why : because used to photo large birds with low angular speed(slow panning) means the bird is not very close and freezing the wings is not a preference.
2-Convince the bird to suddenly appear over your head from behind a tree.
3-It is a big bird OK and very close but the angle changing fast, causing the panning to be irregular.
3-Take the shot

Now that is the procedure of how you lose an excellent opportunity to have sharp photo with world class equipment.

try it












Sep 25, 2022 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


Auto subject detection is so good that the magic wand will be getting depreciated soon!

GroovyGeek wrote:
This question will probably be answered with less snark in the post processing forum

The background is so uniform that the magic wand tool in Photoshop (with half a dozen small manual adjustments) allows you to isolate the egret and then put whatever background you want on a separate layer.

1) Select magic wand tool
2) Click on the blue sky
3) Zoom in and start shift clicking on additional blue areas - between the legs, some in the wings
4) Hold the alt button and click on the mask layer - this will create a mask layer that blocks the sky
5) Create
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Sep 25, 2022 at 10:25 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Which software allow me to change the boring blue sky?


RoamingScott wrote:
Auto subject detection is so good that the magic wand will be getting depreciated soon!


That will be great if it was robust. In this case auto subject detection misses even something as obvious as the sky between the legs (you can see that in some of the edits posted in this thread, probably because they were done quickly for the sake of snark) and the relatively large opening on the upper portion of the wing. If you look closer around the edges of the bird, particularly in the leg area, you can also see a number of questionable choices that the magic wand deals with much better at least for this particular image, e.g. the heavy "staircasing" of the selection along diagonal straight lines, for example the tail above the feet. And let's not even mention the space between the toes on the feet, or the specs on the wings, particularly immediately below the body. Try to put a flaming orange sunset behind the bird and these will stand out like a sore thumb.

When it comes to post processing I rarely trust automated tools. Yes, they are getting better, for example content aware fill, but stuff like focus stacking, exposure blending, sky replacement, etc, are still much better done by hand, at least if you want them done right. Perhaps some day in the future, when subject selection becomes sentient...



Sep 25, 2022 at 02:44 PM







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