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How do I move the Sun?

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:01 PM
robmac robmac is offline
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Re: How do I move the Sun?

Funny thing is when you start messing around with moving the un into the centre, other objects start to bother you and before you know it only the couple is left!
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Cyde Cyde is offline
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Re: How do I move the Sun?

You guys are killing me with your skills!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:00 PM
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Re: How do I move the Sun?

Cyde, here is some additional info.
Duplicate the BG, quick select and mask the people, then do a Content Aware Scale (CAS) choosing the people mask from the Protect menu. You should get something like attachement 1 where only the sun and sky are positioned where you want them to be.
Attachment 2 shows what the image looks like with the new layer on top of the BG.
With the top layer active, choose the Single Pixel Vertical Marquee tool from the tool box (its under the Marquee context menu). Click on the very left edge of the image on top layer (just before it goes transparent). Now do Ctrl+T to activate the transform command. Half way down the left side of the selection you should see a drag point. Grab it and drag it all the way across the transparent margin to the left. What you have done is filled in the transparent margin with pixels. The only ones you will want will be those in the sky. You should have something that looks like attachment 3.
Now add your layer mask to this layer. The only thing you will want to keep on this layer is the sun in its new position and some of the surrounding sky. It will be faster if you invert the mask to hide everything then just paint on the sun and surrounding with a soft white brush. Attachment 4 shows you what the layers looks like and what the mask looks like.
The resulting composite is attachment 5.
You can do some fine tuning on the final image if you want to play with the sun rays spread.
If you find after you stretch the layer with the CAS that you have a few faint streaksin the sky, just make a very rough selection around that area and Gaussian Blur it 2 or 3 pixels to eliminate it.
Regards, Murray
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File Type: jpg Cyde CAS Stretched MM-F3.jpg (156.8 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Cyde Layer Stack + Mask MM-F4.jpg (154.9 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Cyde Final MM-F5.jpg (148.4 KB, 16 views)

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