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packofwolves3

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Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if someone could please help me out. I do not have Photoshop, so I just downloaded GIMP tonight. I am beginning to learn the ropes but would really like a photo edited in the mean time.

There is an annoying pipe in the 2 attached photos that I would like to be removed, if possible. If anyone can spare a few minutes to remove it that would be awesome. Also, the lion in the first picture doesn't seem to be as rich in color and/or in focus as he is in the second picture, so if a certain effect (the picture seems "whiter" than the 2nd, so maybe it's too bright?) can be used to help him stand out that would be great. I trust your opinions/suggestions, so if you want to mess around with it and add certain things please do. I'm sure these two edits are very basic (item removal and sharpening/adding color to an image), so I hope to learn how to do it in GIMP within the next few days.

Thanks so much :lol:
 

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packofwolves3

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Thanks! Do you mind telling me which tools you used to remove the pipe and add color? I'm guessing a clone stamp was part of the process?
 

Tom Mann

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Sorry for the delay, but I was out of town again.

Here are more or less my steps:

1. First, I spent quite a bit of time preparing a mask for the lion without the fence. I started with one of my favorite, old plugins, Asiva Select. This allows one to select specific ranges of hue, saturation and luminosity. I then refined that mask to completely eliminate the fence in front of the lion from manipulations.

2. I brought your image into PS via ACR. Within ACR, I was mostly concentrating on color balance, taming the blown sky, and a bit of NR.

3. Next, I brought the image into PS.

4. I used Topaz Adjust and Topaz Details to even out the lighting of everything except the guy.

5. Since the guy was OOF, I applied the anti-shake filter in PS CC to just him. I also separately applied some anti-shake to the lion, but less than to the guy.

6. I then made a bunch of relatively minor separate adjustments to the image's brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. for the guy, the lion and the remainder of the scene.

7. I made one final global brightness tweak using "curves".

8. Finally, I down-rez'ed the result for posting on this forum (ie, without having the forum's uploading software over compress the result.)

If I remember correctly, that was about all I did to the image. The only real trick was to keep the fence dull and a slight bit blurry, ie, protect it from all of the above steps.

HTH,

Tom
 

packofwolves3

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Sorry for the delay, but I was out of town again.

Here are more or less my steps:

1. First, I spent quite a bit of time preparing a mask for the lion without the fence. I started with one of my favorite, old plugins, Asiva Select. This allows one to select specific ranges of hue, saturation and luminosity. I then refined that mask to completely eliminate the fence in front of the lion from manipulations.

2. I brought your image into PS via ACR. Within ACR, I was mostly concentrating on color balance, taming the blown sky, and a bit of NR.

3. Next, I brought the image into PS.

4. I used Topaz Adjust and Topaz Details to even out the lighting of everything except the guy.

5. Since the guy was OOF, I applied the anti-shake filter in PS CC to just him. I also separately applied some anti-shake to the lion, but less than to the guy.

6. I then made a bunch of relatively minor separate adjustments to the image's brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. for the guy, the lion and the remainder of the scene.

7. I made one final global brightness tweak using "curves".

8. Finally, I down-rez'ed the result for posting on this forum (ie, without having the forum's uploading software over compress the result.)

If I remember correctly, that was about all I did to the image. The only real trick was to keep the fence dull and a slight bit blurry, ie, protect it from all of the above steps.

HTH,

Tom

Awesome, thanks for the info! It sounds like a foreign language to me right now but hopefully I'll be able to grasp everything the more I use GIMP.

Thanks again!
 

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