Recent content by _alexbrandt_

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    Create shading on object (composited image)

    Hello guys, I like chrisdesign's approach. In fact I just read those posts now and was able to attempt a version with a two layers. I do think a two-layer shadow is the most realistic. In chrisdesign's version, however, there is not enough shadow below the car. You would never see shadows only...
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    Create shading on object (composited image)

    Hello Gurus ! With some little time on my hands, I'm having some further fun in PS. I'm compositing an image on which I'm placing a cut-out classic car over a background plate (both pictures I took on 35mm film). I've got to create the shade of the car on its left (sunlight coming from...
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    Compositing a picture, what approach your recomend

    Hey Jeff, Yep, I undertand the eraser tool is distructive. I've taken a PS class on Udemy so understand the fundamentals. I figured, since I'm errasing a second layer in which I have my cloned stuff its not that much of a "risk". Yep, I know all about the rule of thirds. I studied Art History...
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    Compositing a picture, what approach your recomend

    Hey Jeff Thanks for the tips. I tried your approach by using big copied chuncks, it makes it much easier indeed. What I did then was instead on relying on the clone stamp to fixe anomalies, I use the eraser tool to arrase the edges of my copied layers. I ended up deciding to crop my image...
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    Compositing a picture, what approach your recomend

    Hello Polarwoc Thanks for the tip. I see what you are doing. Are you working with a digital pad type Wacom? It’s fairly hard with a mouse. Is there a way to draw some sort of matt/guide/mask that I can align exactly with the fence lines which would keep me in "line" when cloning?
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    Brushes Another composting / cleaning up question

    Yeah these PHLearn videos are really good its true.
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    Brushes Another composting / cleaning up question

    Neverminde. I managed by using Edit-> Fill and then selected Content Aware in the drop-down. Thanks !
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    Brushes Another composting / cleaning up question

    Hey Jeff, Thanks for the tips. Your method seems to be the easiest. However, I don't exactly have the same options when using the Content-Aware Fill and can't get it to work. This is what I see I tried using the Sampling Brush Tool to indeed sample an area close to the crane but the...
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    Brushes Another composting / cleaning up question

    Hello, Another cleaning up question. I've got this shot of DC taken over a year ago. I'd like to remove some ugly details such as some construction cranes and other elements. When I use the healing brush tool, it’s noticeable that something has been done... How can I blend my healing brush...
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    Compositing a picture, what approach your recomend

    Hello Photoshop Gurus, I haven't been using PS enough to be good at it yet. I've got a picture for which I'd like to remove the ugly sign in the upper right background. Since the sign is on the fence, I'd like to preserve the pattern of the fence. Yet since its soft focus, it makes it more...
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    Brushes Compositing lense flare out

    Hello, I got pretty good at PS a year ago after doing a tons of tutorials, but I have gotten rusty again. :cautious: I have an image I shot on film a few weeks back. I would like to composit out the lens flare on the top right of the frame. I'd like to try a few approaches. One where I darken...
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    Filters adjust spin blur on car tires

    Hey all, So I'm retouching a vintage car I took last summer. Essentially I’m creating motion blur. In order not for the car edges not to blur on the background, I clone stamped the edges before applying the motion blur and then adding the car back on top. I'm having a similar issue with one...
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    Need creative & technical advice for compositing

    Hey Chris, Thanks for the tips. Yeah, I know removing the tree makes it easier - it’s the simple way out ;) But I do like the tree, it makes it interesting, it created more depth, more contrast, etc. I'll play around with it tomorrow and try the having it in multiply. Thanks Alexandre
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    Need creative & technical advice for compositing

    Hey guys, Thanks for the feedback. It's very appreciated. I agree with some stuff but not with making the image to dark and desaturated... The reason I chose the city image on the top is because it was a nice end of day light hitting the buildings that could match the sunset the bottom image...
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    Need creative & technical advice for compositing

    Hey there, So I'm working on a composition. I've got essentially two images composited together. One on top and one on bottom. This is my first attempt to do this in PS... What would be a good way to smoothen the transition between top and bottom ? Should I separate the top image in a few...
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