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How to Blur Sky Overlays in Photoshop

Sky Overlays are awesome for adding mood to a photo. The trick, though, is to make it hard for someone to tell a Sky Overlay was actually used. In this video, I’ll show you how to blur sky overlays so that they match the depth of field in the image you are editing. This helps ensure that the addition of the Sky Overlay looks seamless and completely believable.

New to Sky Overlays?

If you’re brand new to Sky Overlays, this post is a great place to start. You can read more about what Sky Overlays are and even download a free sample to try them out.

Where to Find Sky Overlays

Click here to browse the Sky Overlay Collections in the shop!

The Sky Overlay used in this tutorial is ‘Cinematic Blue 5’ from the Cinematic Skies Collection.

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A Quicker, Easier Way to Apply Sky Overlays in Photoshop
How to Apply a Sky Overlay on an Image with a Tricky Skyline
5 Sky Overlay Tutorials

If you enjoyed this tutorial, but are looking for a more structured way to learn, I’d love to invite you to join me for my online Photoshop course, The Photoshop Fanatic.

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