Have you ever been photographing a home and the clouds are right behind the home and there is no spot of blue in the picture? It can be so frustrating especially if it is a great day and there is blue in the sky around and the sun is shining on the house.
I have a solution – though it takes longer than the quick fix in Photoshop Elements 7.0 – which I am not convinced works very well, at least for my purpose. I have tried the quick fix for skies, but have found two problems. 1. The blue that is inserts is a weird blue, especially for Colorado skies. 2. If there is no grey or color in the clouds it doesn’t add any color.
The process, I recommend, can take a little while in Photoshop especially if there is a tree or other vegetation that is above the roof line of the home. I think it is well worth the time to get it looking right.
First, take a few pictures of the blue sky around the area that day. Make sure to include clouds – it will be more convincing when incorporated into the picture of the home.