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Old 06-27-2011, 02:16 PM
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Hi Guys,
This is my first post here so hopefully I have done everything correctly, the picture I have attached I am trying to remove the white pole in the middle of the band, would really appreciate how to go about this as this picture is going to be used so I need to do a good job and only have a few months of Photoshop experience. Any links or advice greatly appreciated.
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Lofty
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:53 PM
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Basically what you need to do is reconstruct the whole area that's hidden by the pole.
Do you have other images as a reference?

I did this just using the clone stamp and some copy & paste (obviously not perfect, needs refinement especially on his hand).
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:25 PM
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Re: Content Aware

hi,
ijust got a hold of cs5 and i have alot to learn about it including content aware..

this tutorial should work for you
http://www.photoshopessentials.com/p...content-aware/
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:57 PM
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There are several amazinig tutorials on content aware. I think the examples are chosen because they know that that particular image works. Other examplrs are much less successful.

Content aware works well with natural images. Taking green grass like texture from another part of the scene to fill in a hole cause by removing a beer can works beautifully. With a natural scene you can even use content aware to fill in additional scenery just outside of the image. When man made objects are the subject of the picture content aware usually has problems. Remove a bicycle in a city scene there is nothing for content aware to put in its place. The algorithm is not that smart. It will replace the bicycle with pieces of other man made objects and it will not look right. In scenes with man made objects it works best with thin objects like telephone polls.

Content aware uses a random algorithm so it pays to redo it if the first try does not work. Some times a second or third try works.

Alan
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:11 AM
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Re: Content Aware

Thanks Alan, I think I am going to have to rebuild part of the picture with the pole in, do you have any advice on this?

Much appreciated.

Stephen
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:35 AM
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Use he clone stamp tool. You are probably going to wind up sampling and cloning more than 100 points in order to fill in the pole.

Alan
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:06 PM
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Thanks again Alan. I need to learn so going to have a good crack at it.

Stephen
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:21 PM
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I recommend you use the Clone Stamp Tool first to "block in" the pole (doesn't have to be perfect), then use Healing Brush to clean it up and make it blend nicely with the rest of the image.

The hand/guitar will require extra work, as well as the top of the chair and part of the microphone stand. I would do this last. I believe you mostly will be zoomed in to something like 200% going over it with the clone stamp tool (but lots of other things can be used to help out in different ways).
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:24 AM
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Re: Content Aware

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?

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Stephen
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:21 AM
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Did you try using the healing brush (with a hard brush) after using the clone tool (with a softer brush)? It will help you blend everything together.
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