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*Correction* How would you fix this?

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Old 11-23-2008, 05:32 PM
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Smile *Correction* How would you fix this?

The red lines should be solid red with no white and the stitches should not be visible. How would you get rid of the white are the red lines and the stitches?

I can use stamp tool and the brush but it seems like it should be easier, maybe a blend more or masking method to isolate the whites and tint them red/black... Opinions?

*note: this is a lower quality, smaller sample of a photo.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:35 PM
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Re: *Correction* How would you fix this?

This should help,
  1. sampled a red from a good portion of line
  2. painted (in new blank layer) over all the line, NOT just the white
  3. set the blending mode to overlay
  4. set opasity to %65

This could use some tweeking and possibly lower opasity or red color/brightness; maybe a second dose for the really white parts or some clone tool. Another thing you may want to do is a slight dodge in the middle of the red line to create definition.

Hope it helps,
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:09 PM
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Smile Re: *Correction* How would you fix this?

Thanks Keven, that worked well. I found that a black filled overlay layer at 36% over the body suit helps greatly. Then adding a the red color overlay made the reds pop but there still white parts. I guess those little white parts just need to be manually touched up.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:20 PM
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Re: *Correction* How would you fix this?

dst, welcome to RP. The seam can be hidden in a few seconds with the Clone Stamp tool.
I would recommend the following for the red lines.
Convert the inmage to LAB color. Add a layer filled with solid black and place this layer beneath your image. Double click the image layer's icon to bring up the Layer Style window Go to the Blend If sliders and select the A channel. Drag the top slider from the green toward the red (see the attached screen shot). You will see everything disappear except the red lines. click OK.
Next take your magic wand tool and with the All Layers box checked touch the black backgorund to select everything except the red lines. Next Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection. Then Select>Save selection. You now have an alpha channel of the red lines that can be used as a mask to paint over the red lines. You can refine the mask to touch up imperfections in those red lines.
Regards, Murray
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