Cloud & Sky Backgrounds Kits for Sky Replacement

Featuring over 700 Cloud & Sky Background Photos along with Training Videos for creative-minded photographers like you, to be used to replace the skies in your original photos to achieve a more dramatic & creative photo!

Who Are These FOR?

Real Estate & Commercial Photographers

It never fails: the day the house or business property is scheduled to be photographed and you have nothing but boring blue skies. And the forecast is like that for the rest of the week! The client can't wait and you can't reschedule. So photograph it on that blue sky day and quickly replace the sky with one of these cloud backgrounds.

Travel & Vacation Photographers

For most travelers, you only have one week or one day or even just one hour at a particular location that you may never get a chance to be at again. Why let a boring sky ruin your photo? Use these sky backgrounds to breathe new life into your travel photos.

Creative Photographers, Illustrators, and Anyone Else Who Needs to Replace a Sky

This is the perfect collection for anyone who needs to improve their photos or graphic design with high resolution clouds and skies!

THREE Kits Are Available!

 

Desert Sunsets 1 for Sky Replacement

  • 45 High Resolution Files Almost all files are 8,200 pixels in the largest dimension - the equivalent of a 50MP camera.
  • Sunsets from the Arizona Desert But are perfect for use in almost any photo that needs a new sunset no matter where you took it.

Blue Sky Cloud Kit 1 for Sky Replacement

  • 200 High Resolution Files Almost all files are 8,200 pixels in the largest dimension - the equivalent of a 50MP camera.
  • 60 Extra Clouds These extra clouds have been specifically designed for Luminar 4's AI Augmented Sky Tool
  • FREE Bonus Training! Videos are available showing how to use these in Luminar 4 using the AI Sky Replacement & AI Augmented Sky Tools.

Ultimate Cloud 400 Kit for Sky Replacement

  • 400 High Resolution Files Files range from 7,000 pixels to 10,000 pixels in the largest dimension - the equivalent of a 35MP to 80MP camera.
  • Photos of Clouds and Even Some Stars The skies in this bundle include clouds from sunny days, stormy days with and without lightning, sunrise & sunset, as well as a few night sky & Milky Way photos.
  • FREE Bonus Training! Videos are available showing how to organize this large collection, how to further enhance them, and how to use them using the new Sky Replacement feature of Luminar 4.

My Desert Sunsets 1 for Sky Replacement


Desert Sunsets are Some of the Best!

And that is why I created my Desert Sunset Cloud Kit for You


I spent the entire winter of 2020 in the Arizona Sonoran Desert photographing these beautiful skies specifically for this Kit.

In it you'll find a great variety of sunset photos for your sky replacements, with most featuring a pleasing, almost pastel quality to them.

And just because they were photographed in Arizona doesn't mean you have to use them on only Arizona photos. In fact I think you'll find a use for them no matter where your original photograph was taken from.

The above shows a before/after using Desert Sunset #36 in my Kit from a photograph I took in Zion National Park in Utah.

My Blue Sky Cloud Kit 1 for Sky Replacement


Blue Skies are Usually PRETTY BORING

And that is why I created my Blue Sky Cloud Kit

Let's face it - a lot of the time when we are outside photographing, we are out there shooting in the hours after sunrise and before sunset. And quite often, the skies are nothing but solid blue, and pretty darn boring too!

So for my Blue Sky Cloud Kit 1 for Sky Replacement, I spent a ton of time (and patience) waiting for the perfect clouds during this time period to photograph and prepare them for you. I did this so that you can focus on getting your shots on the bluest of days, and use these clouds in my kit to add some interest and excitement to your photos.

And I photographed a bunch of clouds and skies for you - 200 to be exact (plus 60 for the AI Augmented Tool in Luminar) - for this kit. 

Not only do you receive 400 images but you also receive the following FREE Bonus training videos showing how to use them in Luminar 4: 

  • About Your Blue Sky Clouds Downloads (2:17)
    This video quickly shows you what you just downloaded and what to do with the photos.

  • AI Sky Replacement Basics with Luminar 4 (18:25)

    In this video I go over the basics of Sky Replacement using Luminar 4. Learn what all the sliders do and get tips on making your sky replacements believable.

  • AI Augmented Sky Basics with Luminar 4 (10:25)
    In this video I show you tips and techniques for using the AI Augmented Sky Tool in Luminar 4, useful for when you want to add a cloud or 2 to an existing sky.
  • Sky Replacement Advanced Techniques - Coming Soon!

    In this last video I'll show off some advanced techniques including water reflections, as well as some other tips & tricks I haven't seen any else talking about.

    These FREE BONUS Videos on their own are valued at $97 but come FREE with your purchase!! 

Look at the difference a sky with clouds makes to your overall marketing message when trying to sell or rent your property!

My Ultimate Cloud 400 Kit for Sky Replacement


Having a Large Variety to Choose From

Is key and is why I created my Ultimate 400 Cloud Kit

My original Cloud Kit here features 400 cloud and sky background images that you can use for your own sky replacements. And the variety here is as impressive as the photos themselves: clouds from sunny days, clouds from stormy days and even some with lightning, clouds from sunrise & sunset, and even a few night sky & Milky Way photos.

Having a large variety is so beneficial to you when you are looking to find the perfect clouds for sky replacement, and you won't find a larger collection with the resolution I offer anywhere (especially if you purchase this with my 2 other Cloud Kits for a total of 700 images).

Not only do you receive 400 images but you also receive the following FREE Bonus training videos showing how to use them in Luminar 4: 

  • Organizing the 400 Cloud & Sky Backgrounds (9:31)
    This video goes over how to organize all 400 of my cloud & sky photos. While a good portion of it is dedicated to organizing inside of Luminar 4, those who don't use Luminar will still get some benefit to watching this video.

  • Sky Replacement 101 (22:23)

    In this video I go over the basics of Sky Replacement using Luminar 4. Learn what all the sliders do and also learn about 3 key factors that go into making believable sky replacements.

  • Sky Replacement Color Casts in Luminar 4 (7:33)

    Have you been noticing any color casts in your Sky Replacements when using Luminar 4? Maybe you are replacing a sky in your original photo with a blue sky & clouds overlay and you now have a color cast throughout your image? In this video I explain what's going on.

  • Sky Replacement Advanced Techniques - Coming Soon!

    In this last video I'll show off some advanced techniques including water reflections, turning day into night, as well as some other tips & tricks I haven't seen any else talking about.

    These FREE BONUS Videos on their own are valued at $97 but come FREE with your purchase!

Above shows a before/after and how well a photo with a boring blue sky can be improved with some clouds in sky replacement. From my Ultimate 400 Kit.

Greg Scott

"Just want to say that I do a fair number of sky replacements and have over 2,200 sky images.  However, I find myself using your skies more than all the others combined.  Your ultimate cloud & sky kit provides a wide selection of high quality images.  When you look at it on a value scale, your product sets the standard against which I measure similar products.

After I wrote the text above, I looked at your web site and looked at your desert and blue sky kits and see you are offering a bundle with the Ultimate cloud kit which I already own.  Any way to buy the desert and blue sky products reflecting the fact I already own the Ultimate cloud & sky kit?

I am thinking of dumping most of my other sky & cloud files."

Above shows a before-after improving this photo with a sky with clouds. From my Ultimate 400 Kit.

Which PROGRAMS Can I Use These In?

 

Any program that works with JPG files can open them, which means pretty much every graphics program out there.

But to do a sky replacement, you will most likely be using programs such as Photoshop, Luminar 4, Topaz Mask AI, ON1, or Affinity Photo.

Above shows a before and after photo, with a sky with lightning from this Kit added during sky replacement in Luminar 4. With my Ultimate 400 Kit.

COMPLETE COLLECTION: Buy All 3 Kits and SAVE


$157

Most Popular - SAVE 20% When Purchasing All 3 Kits Together - it's like getting the Desert Sunsets Kit for FREE!

You Receive Instant Access to the Following:

  • Desert Sunsets 1 Includes 45 High Resolution Files, Sunsets from the Arizona Desert
  • Blue Sky Cloud KitIncludes 200 High Resolution Files, 60 Extra Clouds for Luminar 4's AI Augmented Sky Tool, FREE Bonus Training Videos valued at $97
  • Ultimate Cloud 400 Kit Includes 400 High Resolution Files including clouds from sunny days, stormy days with and without lightning, sunrise & sunset, as well as a few night sky & Milky Way photos, plus FREE Bonus Training Videos valued at $97 
  • A total of over 700 images between the 3 kits PLUS all the FREE Bonus Training Videos

Combined price if bought individually is $197 - SAVE $40

BUY ALL 3 KITS NOW for just $157

Desert Sunsets 1


$39

  • 45 High Resolution Files Almost all files are 8,200 pixels in the largest dimension - the equivalent of a 50MP camera.
  • Sunsets from the Arizona Desert But are perfect for use in almost any photo that needs a new sunset no matter where you took it.
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Blue Sky Cloud Kit 1


$59

  • 200 High Resolution Files Almost all files are 8,200 pixels in the largest dimension - the equivalent of a 50MP camera.
  • 60 Extra Clouds These extra clouds have been specifically designed for Luminar 4's AI Augmented Sky Tool
  • FREE Bonus Training! Videos are available showing how to use these in Luminar 4 using the AI Sky Replacement & AI Augmented Sky Tools. Valued at $97
BUY NOW!!

Ultimate Cloud 400 Kit


$99

  • 400 High Resolution Files Files range from 7,000 pixels to 10,000 pixels in the largest dimension - the equivalent of a 35MP to 80MP camera.
  • Photos of Clouds and Even Some Stars The skies in this bundle include clouds from sunny days, stormy days with and without lightning, sunrise & sunset, as well as a few night sky & Milky Way photos.
  • FREE Bonus Training! Videos are available showing how to organize this large collection, how to further enhance them, and how to use them using the new Sky Replacement feature of Luminar 4. Valued at $97
BUY NOW!
Compare my Cloud & Background kits to what others have to offer! Skylum for example currently has 4 different cloud packs, each containing 25 images, each for $25. That's 100 clouds for $100...

"Matt, I think you are short selling your clouds. It is mandatory for ANY photographer to have these, IMO. Not just real estate etc. Everyone that has been with PS longer than 5 minutes will be wondering what a new sky must do to their pic.

Stock sky photos are ridiculous...expensive and in some case low quality.

All of yours are superb. I maintain everyone needs your package. They are superb!

You have done a terrific job, I love them. If I can promote them for you, I will. Best thing since sliced bread."

- Tom from Tasmania

Here are just some of the 400 cloud & skies available in my Ultimate 400 Cloud Kit.

Above shows all 200 cloud photos included in my Blue Sky Clouds Kit.

Above shows all 60 photos specifically optimized for the AI Augmented Sky Tool in Luminar 4 in my Blue Sky Clouds Kit.

Above shows all 45 sunset photos included in my Desert Sunsets Cloud Kit.

Here is a FREE Tip Regarding a
Color Cast in Luminar 4

That's right, there is a color cast issue with Luminar 4 using the AI Sky Replacement Tool. It is a bit of an issue and kinda important, so I have decided to make that viewable for everyone - even if you don't buy my Cloud Kits :)

Licensing Terms

By purchasing a stock photo texture and/or background set from Matt Suess Photography, you agree to the following:

- Matt Suess Photography offers photographs of materials (Textures & Backgrounds) for photographers, special effects artists, graphic designers, game developers, and other professions.
- Matt Suess Photography retains full ownership of the textures & backgrounds under all intellectual property laws.
- No further payment or royalties are required to use these Textures & Backgrounds.
- The use of the Textures & Backgrounds is non-exclusive, royalty free, and you have the right to modify them for the uses permitted under the clause Conditions of Use.
- The textures may be used by the licensee in any personal and/or commercial projects.

Conditions of Use

It is NOT permitted to:

- Bundle the images with software such as photo software and/or apps, paint programs, 3D programs, photo-kiosk software, or any other such uses.
- Sell, resell, or distribute any of these textures and backgrounds in an unmodified form, or where the derived product (modifying the texture’s look to then resell) you are selling or distributing is a Texture/Background or a collection of Textures/Backgrounds. In other words: Do not sell or distribute any of these textures/backgrounds (modified or not) by itself or in a texture or scrapbooking pack.
- File sharing of these textures/backgrounds is strictly not allowed.


Thank you for your acceptance and enforcement of these terms.

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Matt Suess, an Olympus Educator, has been a full-time professional photographer for over 30 years and has become a leading fine art photographer & educator. Matt is a digital photography pioneer and began teaching digital photography to photojournalists in the late 90's. His passion for sharing and teaching what he has learned in his impressive and long career is evident in his down-to-earth and encouraging approach with his students. 

He exhibits his fine art photography online and at select fine art exhibitions. In addition Matt teaches field & classroom workshops, offers online classes, one-on-one instruction, has provided FREE webinars & education for ON1 and Skylum Software, and still finds time to spend with his fiancee & fine art painter Whitney M Hall as well as their best friends Scrappy and Osa in Bozeman, Montana.

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