Sky

When you have dropped a sky label into your picture, a Sky section will appear to let you edit the pixels marked sky.

Replacing Sky Overview

Editing Sky Overview

Sky Reflections

When you use the label Sky Reflections to mark out areas of water that reflect the sky, any changes to your sky will automatically be shown in the water too.  Roughly mark the sky reflections, then use the Reflection Edge tool to refine the edge between reflections and the rest of the water.

Detailed Description

Separate clouds from atmosphere

LandscapePro allows you to edit the sky in two different modes: either as a whole or by separating the clouds from the atmosphere. If this option is turned on, LandscapePro will try and separate the clouds from the blue behind them and allow you to edit them separately.

When Separate clouds from atmosphere is OFF

Sky
The sky controls are visible if you have turned off Separate clouds from atmosphere.

Copy to Image – Ensures any change you make to the colors of the sky is reflected in the rest of the picture. This is important because the sky is the light source for the scene and if they don’t match, then the sky can look
fake.

Sky Edge – Expand or contract the edge of the sky selection. This is especially important if you have made dramatic changes to the sky.  Zoom in to the image to see the effect.

Dehaze – Adds or removes the amount of haze appearing in the atmosphere from the sky.

Replace with – Replaces the sky with a new picture. In this mode the entire sky is replaced with a new picture. You can press “Add..” to add your own sky.

Sky Colors

Top (style) slider – This offers a choice of different sky color and contrast styles by clicking on the drop down box. The slider increases or decreases the effect.

Style Contrast – When turned up to 1, the brightness and contrast of each pixel in the sky is changed to reflect the style. When at 0 only the color of the pixels changes.

Exposure – Adjusts the Exposure of the sky and the clouds.

Contrast – Adjusts the Contrast of the sky and the clouds.

When Separate clouds from atmosphere is ON

Atmosphere
The atmosphere controls are visible if you have turned on Separate clouds from atmosphere. They allow you to edit the atmosphere behind the clouds. As the clouds are generally see through you will often be able to see the change in atmosphere through the clouds.

Copy to Image – Ensures any change you make to the colors of the sky is reflected in the rest of the picture. This is important because the sky is the light source for the scene and if they don’t match, then the sky can look fake.

Exposure – Adjusts the Exposure of the atmosphere.

Temperature – Sliding to the right warms the atmosphere, making it more red, sliding to the left cools the atmosphere making it bluer.

Tint – Adjusts the tint of the atmosphere. Sliding to the right makes it greener, to the left, more magenta..

Sky Edge – Expand or contract the edge of the sky selection. This is especially important if you have made dramatic changes to the sky. Zoom in to the image to see the effect.

Dehaze – Adds or removes the amount of haze appearing in the atmosphere from the sky.

Clouds

Replace with – Allows you to replace the clouds in the sky while keeping the atmosphere fixed. It does this by separating the clouds from the sky and applying the separated clouds to your atmosphere. If this doesn’t work, try turning off Separate clouds from atmosphere. You can press “Add…” to add your own.

Cloud Density – Slider allows you to adjust the density of the clouds. Increasing it makes the clouds more opaque. This can be a good way to get better contrast between the clouds and atmosphere.

Clouds Colors

Top (style) slider – Separately changes the colors of the clouds. – Slider adjusts the amount of change in the color.

Style Contrast – When turned up to 1, the brightness and contrast of each pixel in the clouds are changed to reflect the style. When at 0 only the color of the pixels changes.

Exposure – Adjusts the exposure of the clouds.

Contrast – Adjusts the contrast of the clouds.

Tip: To remove a sky that you have added to LandscapePro, delete it from Cloud Replacements folder.

On Windows you can find this at –
C:\ProgramData\Anthropics\LandscapePro\CloudReplacements

On Mac you can find this at –
Library/ApplicationSupport/Anthropics/LandscapePro/CloudReplacements

Reset Section and Save Preset

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section and Save Preset.

Save a preset for future use by clicking Save Preset. This opens a box to type a preset name. Click OK to save it as a Preset in that section. Click Cancel to exit the Save Preset box.

Click Reset Section to revert all slider values to 0, undoing all of your changes to that section.

Tip: Toggling the power symbol to the right of a section heading lets you turn your changes on and off without permanently undoing them. This is useful if you want to review your edits.

18 thoughts on “Sky”

    1. Hi Fred,
      Could you give more detail on what you are trying to do? If you want to edit the Sky, you need to drag a Sky label in after you load your image.

    1. Horizontal sky flipping is not currently possible through the UI, although we are considering adding that feature in the future.

  1. How do you remove a add sky from selection of skies. I added some files to the popup for sky that that I wish to remove
    Thankyou

    1. Your own skies are stored in C:\ProgramData\Anthropics\LandscapePro\CloudReplacements, or ~/Library/Application Support/Anthropics/LandscapePro/CloudReplacements on the Mac. You can delete any sky replacements from there.

  2. Just purchased Landscape Pro Studio and amazed how it fails to mask the sky that shows inbetween the branches of a tree. The contrast between the tree and sky are very different. This is basic stuff! Very disappointing.

    1. You need to use either the Tree and Sky tool or the new smart brush. The default Pull tool is for large solid selections.

  3. I am having an issue with the sky replacement. I set the horizon line below where the sky starts but for some reason the new sky background starts above where the sky is labeled so I have a hard bottom edge cutting into the sky. Not sure what to do. I need to move the new cloud background image down a little to fill in that space.

    The sky is correctly selected and labeled and the horizon line is set correctly. Its almost like the background cloud image isn’t big enough to cover the whole sky.

  4. Is it possible to import skies from LP version one into the current version. I used to use wispy clouds 1 & 2 almost exclusively and the new versions are different from the older ones. I do not like them as well.

    1. The clouds replacements are stored in the directory CloudReplacements program’s install directory (for instance, on Windows in Program Files\LandscapePro 1\CloudReplacements). Using the software’s feature to Add your own sky, you can add any of the skies you miss from version 1 into version 2.

  5. Hi. When I change the sky it also changes the exposure and colors of everything else in the picture. How can I just change the sky only while preserving the rest of the picture?

  6. I can not get the sky reflection to work. I label the sky, label the sky reflection in the pond, label the tree and mountain between the two. When I change sky color or add a different sky, the reflection stays the same.

    1. There’s nothing that immediately sounds wrong from your description, but here are some guesses as to what might have happened: Can you check the areas of the sky that are reflected in the water have been labeled the same color as the sky reflection label? Just having the label itself won’t help. Also it only works on areas of sky that are reflected in the water. Trees, mountains etc that are reflected shouldn’t be labeled sky reflection, and won’t change properly even if they are.

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