How to Add Clouds to a Photo in Photoshop

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Introduction: This tutorial is to help you learn how to add simple clouds to the background of any photo.  Ok, once you have your picture open in photoshop:

1. Duplicate the Background Layer, (Layer>Duplicate Layer)

2. On the new copied layer render clouds, (Filter>Render>Clouds).  Your photo will look like this on the left so don’t worry.

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3. Change the Blending Mode for the cloud layer to Screen.

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4. Add a Reveal All Layer Mask to the cloud layer, (Layer>Add Layer Mask>Reveal All).

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5. Then pick a good sized paint brush and simply paint black anywhere on the Mask where you don’t want clouds.  (which is the majority of the photo)

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