View Full Version : Erasing around a tree (PSE4)

February 23rd, 2007, 10:29 AM

I've got a picture with a boring plain-white-cloud-sky that I want to replace with a nice blue sunny one.

Should be easy, but I'm stuck on trying to select/erase the old sky around the branches of some trees. This is PSE4.

I really need a colour selection tool but PSE4 doesn't have one. Any suggestions on how to get around this.

Thanks in advance


February 23rd, 2007, 10:33 AM
Try unchecking contiguous with the magic wand tool, then use it to select sky. Fine tune with small selection brush.

mom to 4
February 23rd, 2007, 10:34 AM
Sam, it might help if you posted the picture. Butch (Daviskw...???? I think) has a great video tutorial about removing the sky.

Off the top of my head I would say, make a selection of the sky using the lasso tool and delete it and slide the new one underneath. Now if you have lots of sky showing through the trees, I think you could use the magic wand to add to the selection, but I am not sure.........is WENDY around......???? She will know, her or Butch, but I think he is usually on in the evenings....not sure though.

February 23rd, 2007, 10:43 AM
HERE (http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...887&pr=goog-sl) is a link to Butch's video on replacing sky - the video itself isn't the clearest but with the audio it is easy to follow and a brilliant video.

You may also want to take a look at THIS THREAD (http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12516&highlight=replacing) on selecting sky through trees. Once again it is Butch who shows what to do!


February 23rd, 2007, 10:52 AM
Wow you guys are so quick at answering....

I'll give these ideas a whirl over the weekend and see how I get on.

Cheers for the pointers.