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Remove black spots from copper statue


robswede88

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Hey! I was thinking of trying to make this statue all green again. How would you go about removing the dirt? Tried the clone stamp with mixed results.

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IamSam

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Hey.
As usual there may be many ways to accomplish this in Ps. Typically used color overlays will be difficult because the statue is not one consistent color

I would probably start by making a selection of the outside boundary of the entire statue.
The I would pick out small areas and do the initial groundwork with the Healing brush Tool.
Then move on to the Brush Tool with a stipple brush.

For me, this would be more of a painting project. I will try to do a small sample area when I have time!
 

robswede88

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Hey.
As usual there may be many ways to accomplish this in Ps. Typically used color overlays will be difficult because the statue is not one consistent color

I would probably start by making a selection of the outside boundary of the entire statue.
The I would pick out small areas and do the initial groundwork with the Healing brush Tool.
Then move on to the Brush Tool with a stipple brush.

For me, this would be more of a painting project. I will try to do a small sample area when I have time!
Thanks, I appreciate it!
 

IamSam

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Here's a quick example. Just quickly laid down a base with the Brush Tool after cleaning up the area with the Healing Brush Tool.
Some of the solid areas I just had to paint over.
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Babine

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In PS, made a selection of the subject, copied that selection to an alpha channel. used this channel to Select/Color Range selecting the dark areas and with this selection active, used the clone stamp to match nearby areas. Some of the darker areas left for an aging effect.

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robswede88

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@robswede88 - Would like to see your progress on this project!

When I have a free moment, I like the challenge of this project so I do a little work on it for fun!

Far from being finished..........but moving forward slowly.

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Thanks a lot, I think this is a bit too hard for me, I've tried with mixed results, so I appreciate any help I can get. It looks really good so far!
 

robswede88

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I tried a different approach.
With Google image search I found a "better" image of this Statue.
It isn't close to the painted quality of Sam's image sample. But maybe it is good enough for what you are looking for.

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Good idea, but not quite what I had in mind perhaps. Thank you for your effort though. :) The name of the statue is "Sjömanshustrun" or "The seaman's wife statue".
 

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