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Paul65
Paul65  6258 forum posts England
21 Apr 2008 - 10:04 PM

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.
Thanks
Paul

Last Modified By Moderator Team at 21 Apr 2008 - 10:08 PM
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jakabout
jakabout  101741 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:11 PM

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!

Last Modified By jakabout at 21 Apr 2008 - 10:12 PM
RogBrown
RogBrown  73001 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:20 PM

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.
Rog

RogBrown
RogBrown  73001 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:22 PM

Sorry, Jakabout beat me to it. I actually did it with opacity set at 100% & only 1 sample.
Rog

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108374 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:23 PM


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

The modification option is e2 members only.

User_Removed
21 Apr 2008 - 10:44 PM

(Well done Paul... glad the message reached you Wink)

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:45 PM

Eh? What message?

phil_24
phil_24  8532 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:49 PM

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
21 Apr 2008 - 10:50 PM


Quote: Eh? What message?

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

Wink

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:53 PM

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.

Wink

Last Modified By Boyd at 21 Apr 2008 - 10:53 PM
strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 10:58 PM

Ah need to know basis Wink

Paul65
Paul65  6258 forum posts England
21 Apr 2008 - 11:00 PM

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
Paul65  6258 forum posts England
21 Apr 2008 - 11:22 PM

Can't sleep so thought I'd give it a go.

[http://www.ephotozine.com/photo/868230]

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 11:24 PM

It's like magic.

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315557 forum posts England
22 Apr 2008 - 12:14 AM

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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