Add a Sky in Photoshop

Add a Sky in Photoshop

Jackie Acosta
2 minute read

Do you ever have trouble blending in your sky overlay with horizon lines and trees? Here is a quick and easy video tutorial on how to add a sky in photoshop. 

Video Editing Tutorial

What Is A Sky Overlay?

It is a digital image file of a sky that you can insert and blend into your photo using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements. Sky Overlays are usually JPEG image files. They are not like actions that you install, a sky overlay is a type of overlay layer but you are not limited to just skies. Bubbles, rainbows, clouds, mist, smoke, light leaks, light rays and sun flares are just some of the types of overlays you can use in your creative composite editing.

More Tutorials On Photoshop Overlays

Editing doesn't have to be complicated which is why I love sharing tutorials that simplify the process. You can achieve amazing images whether it is editing rich and bold colors, creating a composite or a vintage look, adding a sky, or simply developing a beautiful black and white image. I have put together a list of short tutorials that will help you in your editing journey. 


Sky from my 2017 Sky Overlay Collection

Add a Sky in Photoshop

2017 Sky Overlay Collection

2017 Sky Overlay Collection


More jaw dropping skies = MORE options, MORE wow reactions and MORE fun!  A lot of heart went into this new sky overlays collection. It contains stunning skies and sunsets to make your image breathtaking and majestic! We also add a FREE Digital Backdrop… Read More

Preset used is from my Creative Edge presets collection

The Creative Edge Presets

The Creative Edge Presets


The Creative Edge is the ultimate workflow for both Photoshop ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) or Lightroom users. This set contains 10 Simple Solutions that give your images a slight enhancement for a clean edit, 5 Exposure Corrections, and includes 25 Creative Edge presets… Read More

 Creative Edge ACR Presets


Are you new to photo editing and don't know where to start?

Be sure to check out the photography plan through Adobe as this plan includes both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I love the versatility of having both editing platforms to use. (Affiliate link below)  

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