In this short video tutorial, I share a quick and easy Photoshop tip for sculpting contour and depth into clouds using luminosity selections and dodging and burning layers generated with the TKActions V6 panel. It’s a simple but powerful way to give cloudy skies interest and dimension and provides more control and smoother tonal transitions than other approaches. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.

Sean is an outdoor photographer, digital image developing enthusiast and photography educator based in Ashland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife and two sons. His previous career as a science teacher makes photography education a good fit. Sean teams up with fellow Photo Cascadia members leading workshops. He also teaches digital image developing classes, lectures and offers a series of Photoshop video tutorials.

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