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Make Your Sky Pop in Photoshop with Two Quick Adjustments

In this tutorial, I will show you a way to enhance your sky quickly and effectively with two adjustment layers that target specifically the blue colors. We will use a targeted Hue/Saturation layer and a Selective Color layer to make it look like we had a polarization filter on our lens when we were shooting the photo.

In a nutshell…

Photoshop has a little-use feature that we will use to really make the sky pop: The Selective Color adjustment layer. This adjustment is a bit like a polarization filter that you put on in post-processing. Together with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer that targets specifically the blue tones in your image, it gives your sky color details and structure back.

In many cases, there is not a lot of masking involved. So this is not only a very effective method, it’s also very quick to apply.

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