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Cloning problem

Paul65 6 258 England
21 Apr 2008 10:04PM
I have recently uploaded this image
The feedback was to clone out the distracting building top right. I've tried to do this using Elements 5 but can't seem to get it good enough to match the subtle changes in the sky saturation.

Anyone got any ideas how I can make a seamless clone. I'm using the healing brush tool by the way.

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jakabout 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 10:11PM
Use the clone tool (looks like a rubber stamp) with a largish soft brush, the opacity set to about 50%. This will make the graduation more natural. You'll need to resample (alt-click) quite a bit - easiest is to select pixels to the right or left of the part to be cloned out and you'll pick up the nearest colour. Hope this makes sense!
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
21 Apr 2008 10:20PM
Hi Paul
Just done it using the clone stamp tool in Elements 5 with a brush size of 50. Unfortunately you're not allowing mods, so can't upload it.
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
21 Apr 2008 10:22PM
Sorry, Jakabout beat me to it. I actually did it with opacity set at 100% & only 1 sample.
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
21 Apr 2008 10:23PM

Quote:Unfortunately you're not allowing mods, so can't upload it.

The modification option is e2 members only.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Apr 2008 10:44PM
(Well done Paul... glad the message reached you Wink)
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
21 Apr 2008 10:45PM
Eh? What message?
phil_24 8 532 2 England
21 Apr 2008 10:49PM
Time Taken: 55seconds
Method used: clone tool at 100%
brush size: 53
hardness: 0

worked like a charm^^^

another method i tried on it that took slightly longer was to create a new layer - pin point a light blue and a slightly darker blue from that op right are and then fade it, dark to light up to the right hand corner on the new layer. Rub out the stuff covering the building with a brush size of 50 and hardness of 0. then duplicate the layer add some noise, and fiddle with the opacity of this noise layer until it looks perfect

Also worked well although took slightly longer ^^^
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Apr 2008 10:50PM

Quote:Eh? What message?

Don't worry Boyd... It's 'Secret Squirrel' stuff.

Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
21 Apr 2008 10:53PM
Fair enough - I'll let the mods know that the forum is of no use any more. All future tips, help, advice, funny stories, bon mots, ideas, suggestions, Pete abuse, etc. can now be dealt with via personal messaging.

strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 10:58PM
Ah need to know basis Wink
Paul65 6 258 England
21 Apr 2008 11:00PM
Ok thanks guys. I like the look of your 55 sec fix rather than your 2nd option Phil!

Will give it a try tomorrow, but right now I'm off to bo bo's
Paul65 6 258 England
21 Apr 2008 11:22PM
Can't sleep so thought I'd give it a go.

Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
21 Apr 2008 11:24PM
It's like magic.
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 12:14AM
Considering the picture, I'd be more tempted to cut out the building, then select the whole sky and delete that, then add a new sky using the grad tool. Bet I could do that in less than 55 secs.. Wink

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