How to make your images more attractive for the buyers!

posted on 27th of august, 2010

I bet you all have those amazing sky images that will never got accepted in the stock agencies because of the very well covered subject in their database. Well, here’s how to use them and make your other images more attractive for the buyers just in 4 steps.

1.Open both the original image and the image of the wanted sky.
2.Copy and paste the sky image over the original one.
3.If the sky is too dark or light for the image, use a tool like the Curves tool to lighten it so it blends in better with the target image.
4.Now all you have to do is to remove the sky from over the people, buildings, trees, camels, etc. With the sky layer selected, click the Add a Layer Mask icon at the foot of the Layer palette. Paint on the mask in black to reveal the original image underneath.

To look more attractive, don’t forget to remove the unwanted objects like: people, ships, buoys … It’s definitely looking better and if I were a buyer, I would prefer the second image for my project.

You could also do a search for video tutorials, here are some links that could help you: Link 1 and link 2

If you wonder why I chose these 2 images of Rui, well, I have chosen two images, proven to be best sellers with very simple editing steps without losing their sales potential and concept.

Hope it was useful! Start searching for your forgotten somewhere in the hard disc sky images!

Comments (32)

Posted by Gkamov on December 01, 2012
Благодаря за съвета. Много ми помага.
Posted by Yuritz on October 29, 2010
great one and agree on it! :)
Posted by Gennaro86 on October 27, 2010
Thanks you for the tip ;)
Posted by Laurasinelle on September 23, 2010
Thanks for the tip, its very helpful!
Posted by Gussmann on September 15, 2010
Thanks for the tip. I will note the following for my photos.
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 15, 2010
Is a very interesting article, thanks for publishing it!
Posted by Themalni on September 12, 2010
Thank you very much for the info, Dessie, I find it very helpful! =)
Posted by Mi624352921 on September 10, 2010
useful tip,thanks!!!!
Posted by Wildmac on August 28, 2010
Great blog Dessie, you should write more! Excellent image choice too :)
Posted by Littledesire on August 28, 2010
CPL filter is the best thing I've bought lately. Never seen such deep blue skies! Thanks for the tip, Hugo!
Posted by Fleyeing on August 28, 2010
I'd just like to add that wherever you are and you see a great cloudscape, you should photograph it, included a little horizon. Not for stock but as a set you can use to replace dull skies over otherwise great landscapes and subjects. Having a (large) number of cloudscapes/skies ready on your disk comes in very handy. Use a polarizing filter to make the contrasts more dramatic since artificial skies with a PS gradient will always have banding. This is especially true for cloudless skies.
Posted by Littledesire on August 28, 2010
Thank you, my friends!
Posted by Titania1980 on August 28, 2010
I hadn't commented yeT :S

very useful article, in fact I use this technique in some pics with a dull sky :)
Posted by Claudiofichera on August 28, 2010
Very useful, Dessi! and nice images.
Posted by Elianehaykal on August 28, 2010
Dessie's back :)
Posted by Mariaam on August 28, 2010
Great tip! Thanks! :)
Posted by Justmeyo on August 28, 2010
Great blog Dessie and nice photos Rui:)
Posted by Jdanne on August 28, 2010
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Littledesire on August 28, 2010
Maigi, Jitka, I feel great I was useful for stars like you both! :)
Posted by Starblue on August 28, 2010
Well-written and very useful! I fully agree - sky can make a big difference and removing "disturbing" elements is a hard job, but really, really useful. The links are also great! Excellent blog!
Posted by Maigi on August 28, 2010
Great Desi! You should write more blogs! :) Useful tips. I have to go and revise my photo storage. Thank you!
Posted by Littledesire on August 28, 2010
Thank you all!
Debbie, take the thingy sooner ;)
Maen, no camels, no fun! :)
Susan, you could also add a feet border :P
Serdar, only step 4 is that counts! And you could always find an easier way to do it, with more practice.
Rui, my pleasure! ;)
Posted by Scottysally2 on August 28, 2010
Very useful tip Dessie, thanks for sharing. :)
Posted by Youths on August 27, 2010
Thank you for sharing!!
Posted by Dmccale on August 27, 2010
Great blog Dessie,My hands are not real steady when I try to trace with my mouse.I need one of those draw thingies LOL
Posted by Conceptualcreations on August 27, 2010
Very useful tip, Dessie...Thanks!
Posted by Mani33 on August 27, 2010
Thanks for the useful tips Dessie!
I didn't know about the importance of deleting people & leaving the camels! :P LOL
Posted by Noonie on August 27, 2010
How about adding people in a lake??? LOL!
Posted by smartview27 on August 27, 2010
Posted by Davulcu on August 27, 2010
Very useful ... But dont forget , it takes alot time.

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