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Cracks and OMG what's that? Help please!

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Old 05-19-2007, 07:13 AM
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Re: Cracks and OMG what's that? Help please!

Hi Don,

Thank you, so very much, for sharing and for taking the time to post your techniques. I have saved it to file and will definitely try it out. I have Painter IX, but in all honesty, have only opened it up a very few times... I have focused into CS2. Or... I am becoming too darn crusty to learn something new... eeks! Never thought it would happen to me. LOL

The reason I asked about your methodology is because the result you achieved in a 'very quick fix' was a hundred times nicer than all my hours of cloning and healing brush activity.

Thank you again! :-)

Cheers,
Sherry
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:23 AM
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Re: Cracks and OMG what's that? Help please!

hi sherry,

vikki has the right of it. there is no shortcut, quick fix for something like what you've got. automatic software can just do so much. there are some techniques for softening cracks like this, but they arent really worth it in a case like this.

cloning is an art and like art, everyone tends to have their own way of doing it with varying results. it's also something that requires practice and often MORE practice and then more practice but it's well worth the time in mastering.

have a look around in this and other forums for helps and techniques on cloning. i know i've written a number of things on it, as have others.

and, be brave; post some of your work here and i'm sure folks can help you master this essential restoration/retouching tool.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:55 AM
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Re: Cracks and OMG what's that? Help please!

Hi Craig,

Thank you kindly. In response to your three suggestions... I will... I will... and I will. (smaller gulp) ;-)

Cheers,
Sherry
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