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Select sky bleeds

Benj

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Has anyone else wondered why the new "select sky" function in Lightroom always seems to create a selection that bleeds into the land below the sky? Is there a good reason for this?
 
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I've not really noticed this, and an example might be helpful. A sharp selection edge would easily become unnatural, so maybe you're seeing a "feathering" effect.
 

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I've not really noticed this, and an example might be helpful. A sharp selection edge would easily become unnatural, so maybe you're seeing a "feathering" effect.
Yes - I should have said feathering instead of bleeding.
 

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Thanks all. I suppose it is intentional, but this seems like a situation where a hard edge would be more appropriate.
 
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My preference with Select Sky is to make a mask which combines it with one or more Linear Gradients set to Subtract and running from the horizon up to the topmost branches/buildings..

So I'm moving any feathering upwards, or in other words making the sky above the horizon less affected by the adjustment. To my eye this produces more realistic darkening, and the darker sky at the top of the frame pushes the eye down into the landscape.

I'll attach a couple of presets so you can see what I mean. One also includes a Luminance intersect which makes the sky adjustment ignore darker objects above the horizon.
 

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Benj

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My preference with Select Sky is to make a mask which combines it with one or more Linear Gradients set to Subtract and running from the horizon up to the topmost branches/buildings..

So I'm moving any feathering upwards, or in other words making the sky above the horizon less affected by the adjustment. To my eye this produces more realistic darkening, and the darker sky at the top of the frame pushes the eye down into the landscape.

I'll attach a couple of presets so you can see what I mean. One also includes a Luminance intersect which makes the sky adjustment ignore darker objects above the horizon.
Thanks!
 
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