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Wire Mesh

By Peter23  
Hey guys, ignore the quality of the photo, I just want one piece of advice for future reference... Look carefully at the bottom and you will see the faint mark of the wire going across the screen that the tiger was caged in. Whats the best way of getting rid of this? Any help would be great! As the only way I can think is cloning which takes AGES!

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rickie 17 100 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2012 5:32PM
1.shoot at f5.6 or faster
2.make sure the sun is not on the fencing
3. get as close to the fencing as possible
4. line up the eyes as best as possible through a gap in fencing.

hope this helps
strokebloke 12 493 17 England
3 Jan 2012 5:34PM
You could very quickly crop the required mm's from the bottom edge of the shot. Grin
5mm from the bottom edge would barely be noticed. Wink

strokebloke 12 493 17 England
3 Jan 2012 5:41PM
Ive loaded a quick Mod, Peter. Wink
Peter23 13 23 2
3 Jan 2012 6:29PM
Sorry guys I may have got you confused that little tiny bit at the bottom was just where the picture was rotated and the corners stretched. The wires mesh I mean you can see two faint lines, one just below his chin across the screen and one either side of his eyes, it's quite thick!
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
3 Jan 2012 6:30PM
Its a nice image. When I look closely at the bottom, all I can see is an area bottom right that does not look like anything to do with a wire fence to me. It looks smeared, as if the area had some sort of correction attempted already?

Either way, this is an easy fix, and the mod took me no more than a minute.

First, its a small area, and cloning properly would not take mo more than a few minutes. Theres another approach, - use the lasso tool to select an area of fur above the area to be repaired, and as close as possible to the size and shape; feather a few pixels; copy the area (control C) and then paste (Control V) and use the move tool to place the copied area over the area to be repaired. you can adjust position, orientation, opacity, etc and flatten it when finished. You may still need to do a bit of cloning to make it invisible. Thats the approach I used in the mod. Of course the simplest thing to do is crop space off the bottom as Jack has mentioned.

If you have a CS version of Photoshop, you have access to a patch tool. Use it to select the damaged area. and drag the area over a good area and it will blend it into the area to be repaired.


strokebloke 12 493 17 England
3 Jan 2012 7:34PM

Quote:you can see two faint lines, one just below his .......

No. Sorry Peter. I can't see either of the lines you refer to. My eyesight isn't 20/20, but I think Willie would have got them if they'd been glaringly conspicuous.
Some sharp eyed character may turn up and answer your enquiry. ........

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
3 Jan 2012 9:49PM
I have made two ovals around areas with a very tiny, almost invisible line that I have to view at 600%, and turn on pixel level view. If these are the areas, - they are not noticeable at the size you have uploaded. If they bother you at a larger image size, the methods described apply in exactly the same way. I can see no horizontal line under the chin.

If you like, you can mail me the full size image at so I can see what you see.


Lynamick 19 2 31 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2012 12:38AM
Have you tried the content aware tool in photoshop CS5? 90 times out of100 it works. One other way is totry differental focusing.
Hope this helps.
Peter23 13 23 2
4 Jan 2012 12:12PM
I cant believe no one can see iy, I uploaded a mod! See the color slightly change on the fur.... Smile
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
4 Jan 2012 2:53PM
Yes, I can see it Peter, BUT only when Im looking for it, and after youve pointed out the exact position, and identified it as a colour shift, rather than a wire fence. Otherwise its not apparent. And if its that difficult to see, perhaps you are being too critical of the image. It coincides with a shadow, and where you would expect to see some change due to the shadow, so its absolutely not obvious.

Were the areas I identified correct?

If you want to remove the colour change in that area, again, select it with the lasso tool, feather a few pixels, open the hue/saturation adjustment, and reduce the saturation of the colour that shouldnt be there. You can also lighten or darken the same area the same way.


Peter23 13 23 2
4 Jan 2012 5:09PM
Ahhhh good idea, willie, didnt think of that!!! I'll have a bash at that now, thanks dude Smile

7 Jan 2012 9:21PM
Beautiful. I love tigers, especially white ones.


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