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Old 05-02-2009, 09:51 AM
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Problem with scratches

I am having some difficulty with the scratches on this watch. If anyone has any ideas on how to correct them, the info would be appreciated.

I have tried using the healing brush, the clone tool, the patch tool, lighten mode, darken mode, and probably a few other things I'm not remembering right now.
No matter what I try, the surface of the metal turns dull. With the scratches intact, it has a certain luster. It lacks that when the scratches are removed.

In short, I'm not having trouble removing the scratches. I'm having trouble removing the scratches while preserving the luster of the metal.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:03 AM
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Re: Problem with scratches

Maybe a radial blur, Alex?

(Did this very quickly for POC)
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:34 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

Yes, radial blur definitely is the way to go, but first I smooth it out (glamour retouch).
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:59 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

ooooooo, sorry guys. Those lines in the watch face aren't scratches. Those are the texture of the watch face. I wasn't talking about that.
The scratches I'm referring to are on the upper part of the band and in the joint.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:25 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

Yeah, well, I had a feeling that may be the case. Anyway, have you tried copy, rotate, fit the bottom right part of the band over the top left?
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:27 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

Ya, I tried that Lonk...doesnt' work.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:02 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

I would try to build-up the texture, to match the other side.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:40 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

Just for the sake of saying so, this isn't paid work. I wanted a "product" picture on my website to demonstrate that I can photograph things like jewelry.
I posted it here when I couldn't figure out how to correct the issue so I could learn from someone else, and so you would all have a difficult challenge to practice on.

I'm not, in other words, one of the fly-by-nighters looking for free work. This is the first "help ME" post I've made since joining over a year ago.

Just wanted to say that for everyone's peace of mind.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:43 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

I did not try copying the bottom half of the band. It looked too dark to work properly. So far, the best success has been using the patch tool from an extremely zoomed in view.
Everything else has dulled the sheen.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:44 PM
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Re: Problem with scratches

Thanks chillin. That's about how I got it to look.

It's really hard to explain, but the metal has a crispness about it that just gets lost.
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