How to Replace the Sky Using Adobe Lightroom

By Devon Higgins

Is the cloudy sky in your real estate estate photo ruining your “hero shot”? You can make skies pop by following these simple steps using Adobe Lightroom to replace or enhance skies for real estate images.

1. Import an exterior photo of a property in Adobe Lightroom. The sky should be prominent in the image.

2. Select the Brush Tool at the upper right corner of the sidebar, just below the Histogram. Then click the Auto Mask box further below.

3. Adjust the Temp to blue by moving the pointer to the left.

4. Brush over the sky. Make sure that the encircled crosshair at the center of the brush won’t touch the areas below the sky.

It’s that easy to enhance skies!

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Devon came to PhotoUp with a background in digital marketing and communications. With a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University and previous experience working with both big business and non-profits, Devon brings a well-rounded perspective to the team. Outside of PhotoUp, you can find Devon coaching and playing soccer, socializing in downtown Grand Rapids, or going on adventures throughout the great state of Michigan.

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