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How to add a dynamic sky to your pictures with only SNAPSEED

Hey everyone! In this post, I will tell you all about how to add a dynamic vibrant sky to your landscape pictures or any of your wish. Though the best way possible to do it in Adobe Photoshop but to be honest, not everyone wants to put in that much effort to learn Photoshop which takes time.

Snapseed is a wonderful photo editing app with immense possibilities and room for creativity. When I first installed it on my smartphone years ago, I uninstalled it in 5 minutes because I thought its the usual editing app, nothing special as such. But when I went in and dug the tools it offers, I was amazed! I’m sure you wouldn’t have ever thought of what I am about to tell you on a mere mobile editing app.

What do we need? Install Snapseed on your smartphone.

Choose a picture in which you want to add the sky and choose another picture from the internet or your own whose sky you want to add in the first one.

Now that we’ve everything we need, let’s begin!

  1. Open the first image with the dull sky in Snapseed to edit.
  2. On the bottom, you’ll see a tab named ‘Tools’, open it.
  3. Scroll down to the last row where the second option is of ‘Double exposure’, click on it and then it’ll lead to your Gallery. Choose the picture whose sky you want to add in the first picture.
  4. After selecting it, once the picture appears on top of the previous picture, on the bottom, the middle tab that has an icon like a set of cards has options like – Default, Lighten, Darken, Add etc.
  5. Choose any one out of these that best suits your picture. Concentrate only on the sky and not how it affects your foreground, we’ll fix it in a minute.
  6. When you’ve selected one, now adjust the opacity of the top layer picture using the third icon on the bottom tab that looks like a water droplet.
  7. Click on the tick on the bottom-right when you’re satisfied with the opacity chosen.
  8. Now, the surprise! Time to remove the top layer’s part from your foreground. On the top right, click on the first icon and choose the option ‘View edits’.
  9. Click on the double exposure option and then choose the icon with a brush in the center.
  10. Now using this brush, you can simply paint the top layer on the first image. Slide the brush on the sky region only so as not to overlay it on the foreground. Zoom in to make sure you don’t leave any spot and we’re done!

Quick Tip: In the end, adjust the exposure and warmth of the foreground so that it matches with the sky you’ve just added.


Let me know if it worked for you or if you have any questions, comment down below!


36 comments on “How to add a dynamic sky to your pictures with only SNAPSEED

  1. Ohhhhh instant photo editting fabulousless! I love stuff like this. Added vibrancy.

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  2. Wow! It is awesome! I’ll download it and use it for better photos! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Omg i want to download Snapseed and learn to play with it. Am using other photo-editing tool and it is nice to learn new things.


  4. Oh wow the results are fantastic. I usually just work in photoshop but will give snapseed a go.

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  5. This is great! I have heard of this app but haven’t used it. Nice tutorial to put it to use.

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  6. That is so cool! I have heard of Snapseed, but never used it. The before and after is such a huge difference.

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  7. I really love Snapseed! It’s a great app to edit your pics.

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  8. Okay I hate to admit this but I have never even heard of Snapseed. I really need to check it out!

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  9. This looks as though it is a great app! I have never tried it I am going to try it out.


  10. This looks like a great app & quick research says I can use on Windows as I still prefer photos taken with a real camera. Thanks for the info as I will definitely try it.

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  11. I’ve never heard of Snapseed. I’ll be checking it out! Thanks for the tips!

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  12. I just started using snapseed, but haven’t tried anything like this yet. I’ll have to give it a go!

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  13. I have to try this app. Looks really good. I am going to go download it now. Thanks for sharing !!

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  14. I’m so glad I ran across this post! I downloaded it and also thought it was the same as other photo editing apps, so haven’t really explored it!

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  15. Claudia Krusch

    I have been looking for a good photo editing program to try. Snapseed sounds easy to use. I will have to give it a try.

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  16. Thank you so much! I’m definitely going to try this!

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  17. natalielovesbeauty

    I keep hearing good things about SnapSeed but have never looked in them! This is so neat!!

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  18. Lauren

    I am definitely going to have to try this! I didn’t know you could do so much with snapseed! I will need to look into this a lot more before I decide to buy any other photo editing software.

    Lauren 🙂 x

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  19. momknowsbest15

    That is so cool. I love that you can add a brighter sky.


  20. jenny at dapperhouse

    I have actually never heard of snapseed but I am going to get it on my samsung and try it out! I think I will like it.


  21. I often use Snapseed to edit on my phone or iPad, love this tutorial, I didn’t even know this was possible to do!

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  22. will be doing this later

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