I'd like to change the color of the sky in a picture I took in Lightroom. I'm using the blue saturation slider in the HSL module. However, when I adjust it a lot, the objects in the photo get a light border (it's the original color of the sky). I was wondering if there's a way to remove that border or have the HSL module be more aggressive in how it identified "blue"? Here's a zoomed-in photo to illustrate.
Suggesting a different technique (using Gimp but you have equivalent tools in your Adobe suite):
- Add a layer below, fill with the color you want for the sky (or even something even darker/saturated)
- Use Color-to-alpha to make a color transparent (of you course you pick the average color of the sky).
- Using the tools slider you can control how much opacity you leave, so you can choose a result somewhere between your original sky and the layer you added.
- If your sky is not uniform the small color variation will translate into opacity variations, so your final result will also be non uniform, which avoids the "painted-over" look.
I've managed to create the effect I'm seeking using only Lightroom in the following way:
- Create a
Graduated Filterthat encapsulates the entire image at full strength. This can be done by clicking outside the image and dragging away or by moving the placeholder after creating it.
- Use the
Range Maskwith type
- Pick the sky's color using the eyedropper.
- Apply the required style adjustments (in this example: change
- Adjust the
Amountslider until the white border disappears.