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Old 07-06-2008, 01:57 PM
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Another noob with a noobie question :)

I'm a complete noob at this but I'm hopeing to learn a lot
Can someone tell me if its possable to remove the cellotape mark from this photo
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Mike

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Old 07-06-2008, 02:43 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

It can be carefully cloned or certain areas copied and moved.
There's a good N and E on the image.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:15 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

Welcome MikeyMike.

To fix the letters, select good ones, copy and fit over bad ones -- same with arc line. Clone to repair the background areas.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:22 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

You beat me to it. Great job. Here you see a work in progress.

Cloning continues to be my weak spot.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:28 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

Wow that is fantastic work smak and LonK
I'm amazed how good your versions look
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:24 AM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

smak, to get down in those small areas i use 'push' in paint shop pro. i'm told this is comparable to a heavy smudge in photoshop. make a new blank layer with 'use all layers' set on. then, take your push/smudge and make it a small brush, like only a few pixels in diameter. set the opacity to about 30 to start. you can vary it depending on your results, of course. but try it around there, 30, or maybe even 40. then simply brush towards the area you want to eliminate from the around around it. you're basically pushing paint you want into an area you want to cover. make sure you set the brush in the good area. you work from several different angles and dont try to do it all in one stroke. this is often easier to do this way than with clone. clone is a bit tricky in tight areas. so, when it gets down to the fine stuff, use push/smudge. you can also use airbrush, but i dont like that as much for that. you want a mix of the colors surrounding, not one color. so, normally, push/smudge on those areas where clone is getting too tight.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:33 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

Ive tried to duplicate the results what smak and LonK had
When they edited this photo, this is my first attempt
And as you can see its not going very well
The first photo is the unedited one
The second photo is the start of my first attempt
The third photo is my end result (A bit dissapointing)
And the fourth photo is LonK edited photo
Can anyone advise me on what I'm doing wrong
The background colours seem faded and watered down
Hmmm Thx guys
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:51 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

Mike,
It's just a guess (since we cannot see your workflow), but I suspect you are cloning with your brush set to 100% opacity. When cloning a small area onto another of similar color and texture, you can lower the opacity, which gives it a gradual overlay. The yellows and the grain can be done with a low opacity. Only when you are cloning the black of a letter do you need to be at 100%.
Again, just guessing, but try it on a copied file in only a small area and see what happens.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:29 PM
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Re: Another noob with a noobie question :)

Interesting project. I did cut and past on the letters and ark. To fill in some of the places on the yellow and orange background I used the healing brush set to replace. A little cloning and healing brush set to regular (normal?). and some painting on blank layers for touch up. Slight levels adjustment.

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