Published on March 17, 2024

In this blog I will show you how to automatically edit a sky using Adaptive Presets in Adobe Lightroom (Classic).

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Edit sky (Adaptive Presets)

Open the photo you want to edit.

Then open the ‘presets‘ tab and select ‘Adaptive: Sky‘. If you hover over the presets, you can see what they look like. The adjustments only apply to the sky!

Adaptive: Sky presets

Select the preset you like. You can adjust the amount to make the effect stronger or more subtle.

Adjust preset amount

If you select ‘masking‘, you can see that the sky is masked now. If the sky is not masked correctly, you can add to or subtract from the mask.


And that’s how you automatically edit a sky using Adaptive Presets in Adobe Lightroom!

Edit sky

Learn more about editing in Lightroom

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