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Old 11-24-2005, 02:54 AM
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Hi SM9,

The first thing that needed doing with your picture, was to align it correctly, as this made cloning out the crack much easier.

The way I did this, was as follows.

Copy picture to new layer, then use extract filter. Use Smart Highlighting tool to draw down the crack, then select the rhs of the image.

You should now have your basic image on background, and the rhs of the image in the layer above. Move the rhs of your picture left a little, and down,to line up properly with the lhs of the image below. Now take a soft eraser, and carefully erase along the edge of the upper image, to get rid of the torn white edge.

This should give you a tear that is easier to clone over.

Rest of image was just a case of creating a new layer, and cloning over defects.

Took out the writing, but if this is wanted, should be no problem to leave it in.

Lastly did a quick levels adj to up the contrast, then ran it through Neat Image to get rid of a tiny bit of noise.
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Old 11-24-2005, 06:50 AM
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Strikes me that this photo apart from the tear, also separates the photo slightly distorting the face of the smallest. This being my belief, I cut along the tear and moved the two halves together to meet where I felt the actual meeting should have been. Other than that it was all pretty much cloning.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:30 PM
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This thread jumped from 2003 to 2005!

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Old 11-25-2005, 02:07 AM
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Well spotted Pierre, "they only see who can look".

Oh well, the practice will do me good.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:04 PM
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HI..sm9
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