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Old 11-11-2005, 04:51 AM
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Not quite there - can you help?

Heres a pic I've done for my neighbour, LINK she wanted a pic of just herself and late husband making up from the original. ( This is actually a redo of an image I posted here many months ago ).

My main concern is that when the image has a certain texture to it, Ie this one is a bit grainy, I struggle to preserve the texture when cloning, healing. As you can see the arm has been reworked and has a blurred/smudged appearance to it. Is there a technique that would help here? I tried the sharpen tool but it just puts speckles into the image.

I've enlarged the arm to show you what I mean, and also I've shown the crease that is left in the image. Does anyone have a particlular method to removing long creases?

Any comments are valued and appreciated.


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Old 11-11-2005, 06:59 AM
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Not Quite There

Well in my enclosed picture there are several jpeg artifacts. I started off with the original used levels adjustment layers corrected a few spots and then ran Neat Image to remove the grain.
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:45 AM
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The crease is easy with the patch tool.

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Old 11-11-2005, 10:04 AM
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Thanks guys,

Panpan, I take it you selected the crease as close as possible with the lasso or pen and just shifted it up a touch?
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Old 11-11-2005, 10:31 AM
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Panpan, I take it you selected the crease as close as possible with the lasso or pen and just shifted it up a touch?
No. I selected the crease with the patch tool and shifted so that the edges in the selection matched.
I did the crease in parts.

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Old 11-11-2005, 12:08 PM
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You might try an edge selection of the arm and hand and then clone some background into it. Maybe try a 1 pixel feather.

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Old 11-13-2005, 02:28 AM
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I'm sorry I did this really really quickly because I really should be in bed but... I like the hand lower, I just thought it looked better. I did a real fast job on it though. I'll have to find and post it but WOW does the lady in pink look like my grandma. Anyways, for the texture I would definately go with Neat Image. Sorry I didn't get to it here. Ok... I'm off to bed now
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:01 PM
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Good idea with the hand, thanks twinkissed, and thanks to everyone else, much appreciated!
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:11 AM
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RIGHT - This is the finished version: I've had enough!!!

I'll never be 100% happy.


Can I ask again for peoples opinions before I give the photo to the lady?. It'll be a 6x4 print for a small frame, so I reckon it'll look good....


http://pickledegg.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/pics/final.htm
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