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Old 08-23-2005, 01:37 PM
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Nah, Craig. You're fine.

I was actually expecting everyone to point that out. I just wanted to post what I had done so far because I had been working on it off and on for a while, kept talking about it, hadn't posted any results, and was coming up on a long weekend (for me).

Plus, I haven't decided if it would be better to break up the pattern using only what's available in the picture, or using some of the other source images doonee has (which don't match exactly in color or perspective).

And now I'm not sure when I can get around to fixing it. Since I had to take the day off yesterday I'm now sunggled up real cozy like with a bunch of deadlines.

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Old 08-23-2005, 01:56 PM
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naw Craig, stick around, youre doing fine ...
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:41 PM
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cool beans.

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Old 08-27-2005, 01:32 PM
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he coach ...

see the area in the midleft (forest<->background) ?
do you have any idea how i could get these to blend more inconspiciously ?

also i have trouble to create the impression of height in that first row of forest,
which i was lucky enough to hack into that forest over to the right, along the beach. (it has to do with shadows i guess.)

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:04 PM
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Entering the fray late.

The last image looks OK except that I think that it lacks contrast.

Try using Curves with a mild S shape on the RGB channel to increase the overall contrast.

Then to increase the micro contrast, use USM with ~20, 250, 0. This has a tendency to cut the haze.

I tried this and the picture looks fine.

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:44 PM
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doonee,

most transitions from one texture or one tone to another arent all that sharp. there is usually a bit of a blending that goes on, or at least some shadowing or something. use the clone, smudge, or push to achieve this.

also, the images you're posting are so small that there is a lot of pixelization to the edges. in other words, the 'jaggies'. larger images would be better. to get rid of those jaggies, use a light smudge or push along the jagged line to smooth things out.

i went ahead and did this one a bit anyways.

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:51 PM
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he leuallen ...

welcome to join the fray, and you aint late at all...
Thanks for the tip about the contrast. Your right about that

Your suggestion does improve the picture as a whole, however, what i was worried about is the transition between the pasted forest and underlying grass, right around the tip of the 'cape'.
I wonder how i could get that to look more smooth.
(I gues I have yet to find some pic where of a forested cape recieving direct sunlight.)

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:54 PM
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Craig .. ..

yup, that looks much better
will give that shot

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Sorry about the small pics.
I'll remember that from now one.
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Old 08-27-2005, 03:00 PM
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doonee,

if you use the clone (which i did in many parts there), use it at a low to medium opacity. you dont want to get a whole tree cloned in, just a vague coloration of it.

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Old 08-27-2005, 03:42 PM
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Doonee, if the pasted in section is causing the problem, then you have to work on the contrast/color/saturation of the pasted section separately.

Of course you could always make a selection of the offending area (sometimes difficult) and work on that, but if you have not merged, the desired area is already separated on its own layer.

So paste, the paste is on a different layer so group an appropriate adjustment layer with the paste (to limit the adjustments to the paste layer) and see the effect with the underlying image visible. Don't limit yourself to one adjustment layer: try Curves, Selective Color, and Hue/Saturation. Sometimes a correction is easier and more obvious with one or the other tools. Mix 'em up according to need.

When working with pasted composites, you often have to balance one of the images contrast, color, and saturation to blend with the other.


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