If you’re looking for free Photoshop sky overlay, then you are in the right place.
Below, you can find downloads of isolated sky images that you can use with Photoshop’s sky replacement tool.
There are examples showing each sky, plus installation instructions further down the page.
Free Photoshop Sky Images
The free Photoshop sky photos are divided into two packs: Stormy Skies and Sunset Skies.
They are each named with the focal length that they were taken with, which should help you to match up the sky to each of your photos – the sky replacement works best when focal lengths are close to matching.
Sunset Skies Pack
Each sky has been added to the below image without any other changes, so that you can see how each sky looks.
8. Crop Sensor 18mm
9. Crop Sensor 30mm
10. Crop Sensor 36mm
11. Crop Sensor 70mm
Stormy Skies Pack
So that you can see what each sky looks like, they are all applied to the same image below, taken at 24mm, with no further modifications.
How to Install Sky Replacements in Photoshop
It’s very easy to install these sky overlays in Photoshop, follow the video or the steps below.
1. Go to Edit -> Sky Replacement
2. In the Sky Replacement window, click on the dropdown next to the currently selected sky, then the Cogwheel, and choose Get More Skies -> Import Images.
3. You know simply navigate to your downloaded sky overlays and double-click to load them.
4. For easier organization, you can select all of your imported skies and add them to a new group, exactly as you would in the layers palette.
Does Photoshop Have Free Sky Overlays?
Photoshop does have free sky overlays in addition to those you can download above.
If you open the Sky Replacement tool, click on the dropdown next to the currently selected sky, then the Cogwheel, and choose Get More Skies -> Download Free Skies.
This will open a browser window where you can download several sky overlay packs.
After downloading these, you can install them by going back to the Sky Replacement tool, click on the dropdown next to the currently selected sky, then the Cogwheel, and choose Get More Skies -> Import Presets.
Download Free RAW Files & Photoshop Practice Images
Why not check out some of my other free resources, with 50 free RAW files for download and 44 practice images for Photoshop, containing all the layers of my edits to help guide you in your own learning.