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Lofty1967

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Hi Guys,

This is my first post here so I hope I have done it correctly. I have attached an image where I want to remove the white pole, initially I tried content aware but this seems to not be the advised route, more rebuilding the picture, do you have any advice on the way I can do this.
Much appreciated.

Stephen
 

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Lofty1967

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Thanks very much for that, can you give me a general outline on how you did it and what tools you used?

Really appreciate your help.

Stephen
 

Paul

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Yeah i just made a copy and went at it with the clone stamp, kept adjusting the strength of it to get a finer edge here and there. I then did a bit of painting in on the guitar head with a clone stamp overlay, the chair and the tent roof got a pen tool attack made copies and pasted over the bad parts, then blended edges of pastes with the blur tool set to low, did a couple of layer masks with screen adjustments and a final touch up with the contrast and light.
Hope that makes sense mate.
 

hawkeye

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I had some time so I did this.. Note the layers panel. Some areas were copied and pasted, such as the chair back and guitar. Other areas were either cloned (foliage, shirt) or painted (arm, canopy) to match.
Taking your time is the best advice, and always use layers for each segment.
 

Lofty1967

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Hi Guys,

Just wanted to say a quick thanks to both of you for your help. I'm sure I'll need it again.

Appreciated.

Stephen
 

Burned Ice

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That arm looks a little bit unnatural, not that i can do better, just sayin' :)
 

Lofty1967

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Hi Guys,

Tried to have a go at this yesterday with the clone stamp tool, the dark green at the top was quite easy but doing the light color next too this was very difficult and could not get a match on color, I am also overlapping onto the lighter areas with my dark green, do I need to make selections with one of the lasso tools and then paint in the selected area?

Thanks
Stephen
 

Paul

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pen tool create new layer over lay and blend in then clone stamp over to blend - does this make sense?
 

ibclare

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I have an idea, if you don't mind just a bit of distortion you can more easily fix with the clone tool. Select and delete the pole, move the selections together. I think this will cut down on how much stamping you'll need to do.

I did this to just pull the halves together. Painted out the line distortion down the middle. Used the polygonal lasso for the tent struts and fabric and filled with green (didn't finesse all the edges as you can see). I didn't clone the arm and the guitar remains shortened but if that doesn't matter (and it looks OK to me) there will be a lot less cloning required.
 

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Paul

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i see where your trying to go with this, but - you loose about 10% of the original image. The idea of repairing is to make it as good/near original as possible (doesn't matter how you get there) but to keep the originality is the key.
 

ibclare

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Yep, well, matter of opinion I guess. I'd just crop it proportionally. It's not the kind of quality, high resolution photo I'd want to spend hours on. And 10% is an exaggeration. But I get what you're saying and I have spent time repairing photos, especially some of those precious old B&W family ones. Anyway, it's not mine to say!
 

Paul

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Indeed it is all a matter of opinion and knowing when to say, 'yep thats the best i can achieve, let's hope it is what as been asked for'...
 

Paul

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Sadly no, i have owned staffies but never the English bull terrier lovely breed.
 

Lofty1967

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Many thanks for your advice Belial, going to have a go at it this weekend but I am sure I will be back for more help. What do you think about cutting and pasting certain parts of the image?
 

Paul

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Thats what i do, if you can use another part of the picture cut and paste it turn it over reset it in place define the edges etc make your wand changes alter lighting and darkening helps to, have a go.
Yes we are all here to help each other no one person as all the answers, but all will help if they can.
 

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