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Old 12-25-2006, 09:31 PM
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Remove hockey netting

Hi all,

I took some photos at a recent Flyers/Senators hockey game. Unfortunately, I didn't have the best location to shoot, as one of the nets protecting flying pucks from entering the stands obscured some of my shots. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the netting so I can touch up the rest of the photo. Any ideas? I don't even know where to start on this one. I heard about Fourier Transform but it's only available as a Windows plugin and not Mac.

You can see the netting if you look at the black part of the jerseys. I only attached a cropped, low-res version of the image, but the netting covers the ENTIRE picture. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:57 PM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

Apparently there is a Mac version of Fourier. Check out this thread with links...

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/97390-post34.html
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Old 12-25-2006, 11:12 PM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

Thanks for the link. I played around with the tool and did some forum searches to see some examples.

Given that I don't see any stars (except for the middle one), can I assume this technique won't work with my picture? Or am I totally misunderstanding or going about the process incorrectly?
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:49 AM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

I ran it thru Noiseware then added grain...
left it kinda noisy.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:11 AM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

admitting this is fairly rough, I had no luck with fft on this one, so ran a median with a mask attempting to preserve the edges
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:39 AM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

It appears that you have saved the image in the highest possible jpg compression setting of 1 (the image is approx 4 times the resolution that it should be for posting on RP). If you zoom in, the images is made up large jpg blocks so it is no wonder that an fft will not work.
You should try resizing to 72 dpi and saving at a higher jpg quality or post a higher resolution image somewhere (like imageshack.us.com).
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:55 AM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

I just went in with a black paint brush and repainted his shirt.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:39 AM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

This is my try. I used the spot healing brush to clean up a small area of the black and then used that area as a source for the clone tool. Also, used the healing brush and patch tool. How well this would translate to a higher rez image, I don't know.

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Old 12-26-2006, 11:10 AM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

Hi there

I tried Image Analyzer on the screen, it only blurred it somewhat.

I used curves to increase contrast that got rid of some

Blur then painting with a brush set to darken or lighten.

Healing brush on some areas of the men

Then the patch tool on the ice.

Butch
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:08 PM
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Re: Remove hockey netting

I used Scratch Remover in PSP + Neat Image + Focus Magic
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