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Old 06-13-2009, 01:25 AM
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Re: Need cloning help

I like Dave's version 'cause it is done in such a way that you get the feeling of the gator moving forward but yours was good as well.
Sometimes we become enamored and lost within our own images which can sometimes result if us looking at it and trying to fix or change miniscule parts within our images. Like most artists I am my own worst enemy so don't tweak it so much that it's not the image we started with as well.
A long time ago I had to learn that I was working images that were really not that good and should have been edited out in the beginning but we create a "loving bond" with our images at time, not because it's a great image but because we are personally attached and that can lead to people asking "why does he have that image in his portfolio".
I said all of that so I could say, the imaged looked good after you worked it the first time.

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Old 06-13-2009, 12:17 PM
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Re: Need cloning help

Thanks for everyone's help. Sweetlight, I appreciate what you're saying as how we can get bogged down on our "babies", but I really did need to make this image better because the exercise helps make my other PP better.

Dave, it took you 10 minutes? I just spent an hour and a half on it following your lead.

Chillin, I wouldn't have thought to use the high pass filter for texture.

Thanks again for all your help. This is a great site.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: Need cloning help

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Try using the patch tool instead of the cloning tool. It does a much better job of retaining texture.

jw
PArtch tool is nice, but in that situation will blur the log. After doing some cloning, path tool works nice.
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