Today I have a new artistic beach sky overlay to share with you. These are so fun to add to your images and they can really make a beautiful addition. I have several more tutorials and beach overlay free downloads, you can find them here.
One of the things that make my beach sky overlays special is I add a blurred mirror image on the bottom. This way when you add the sky to your own beach image you will see some of the gorgeous light reflected on the water and sand.
I created this gorgeous new beach overlay from this original image and Photoshop and the Topaz Impression Photoshop/PSE plug-in (app).
If you want to check out a gorgeous beach action, you can download "Beach Dreams Water & Sky".
Drag the sky overlay on top of your image and place the middle line on the horizon. Then free-transform (Ctrl-T) the overlay to fit.
I put the sky overlay in Multiply blending mode at 80%.
Then I selected the water and sand and used the Gaussian blur filter to blur the sky reflection until it looked subtle.
The key to this step is reducing the skin redness without making them look unnatural. Your skin will look reddish when you are looking at a gorgeous sunset. ;-)
I hope you enjoyed this new tutorial!
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