<h2>Replace the Sky</h2><br><br>If you have no choice but to shoot in harsh lighting or overcast conditions, you have yet another way to cheat Mother Nature: Replace a washed-out sky with a better one in your image editing program afterward. <br><br>For starters, you'll need to have a great photo of the sky handy. When you see a pretty blue sky, swirling clouds, an afternoon storm, or a beautiful sunset, grab your camera and start shooting. Save the best images in a special folder for occasions when you want to perform sky surgery. <br><br>When you're ready to replace the sky in a photo, start by opening both photos — the good sky and the image you want to make over — in Photoshop Elements (or your favorite photo editor). With the original photo selected, press Ctrl-A and then choose Edit, Copy. Switch to the sky photo and choose Edit, Paste. The photo to be altered will appear as a new layer on top of the sky photo. <br><br>Next, switch to the Magic Wand tool and click anywhere in the anaemic sky. If the sky is uniformly pale, you'll probably get the whole thing with just one click; if not, choose the 'Add to Selection' option (in the toolbar at the top of the screen) and click around the photo until you grab the whole sky.