Hey guys! Today we’re going to learn a bit different than what we usually learn at TrickyPhotoshop. It is very common in daytime when you take photos, either the background gets overexposed or the foreground gets underexposed. Suppose you want take photo of a tuscany field and beautiful clouds are there to add beauty to your photos. Time is 1 PM and light is harsh. You adjust the Shutter speed so that field is properly exposed but you realize that sky is overexposed. Now you adjust shutter speed so that sky is properly exposed but later you realize that field is underexposed. There’s no ideal adjustment present in the camera that makes both background foreground perfectly exposed, and this is bothering you because you like your photos to be perfect. Fortunately we have an option to merge multiple exposures photos in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to merge different exposures photos in Photoshop. This tutorials require you to have at least two different exposures of same photo where in one foreground is perfectly lit and in another background is perfectly lit.
Before we go any further, I would like to show you two initials and one final photos.
Perfectly Exposed Foreground
Perfectly Exposed Background
Perfectly Exposed Foreground and Background
As I used a stock image, I needed to alter same image to create two different photos where one has perfectly exposed foreground and other has perfectly exposed background.
Let’s begin the tutorial
Step 1: Select the Sky in Perfectly Exposed Foreground Photo
We need to replace the overexposed sky with perfectly exposed sky. For that we need to first take it out.
I am going to use Magic Wand Tool to select the sky. You could activate it either from the Tool Panel or press Shift+W again and again until it comes.
Now drag your mouse to select the sky.