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Old 09-12-2009, 05:07 AM
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Question Remove Mold on Beach Chair

I shot this last week. It is probably a local's chair that is a permanent fixture. I like the composition and feel of the overcast stormy day, muted colors... but the mold on the chair is throwing off the peaceful feeling.

Wondering how to remove the mold and maintain the continuous color throughout the stripes in the chair's fabric, and hopefully not have to achieve the selection through selecting all the mold spots individually.

I have used color selection on a limited basis, but was not successful here separating the mold from the other background images.

Thanks for the help,

Doug
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:28 AM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

Doug, First of all I like the shot a lot. I love letting water move through my images it gives such pretty tones and colors. To me that chair gives a perfect oppurtunitty to change the stripes to any colors you want and painting in and over with new stripes would eliminate your mold issue. What is nice about it is the lines are pretty straight and are going to be easy to transform. The other nice part about the image is you can keep the chair nice muted tones as is and as is all the other elements of the image OR you could paint the chair with some bright tones with a lot of punch which would play well against the muted background.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:12 PM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

Thanks for the compliment on the image, I enjoyed making it. I would be interested in seeing what different stripes, done well, could do. However my main objective is to fix the mold.
I would appreciate if the members here on the board could recommend a method that would help me eliminate the mold while maintaining the integrity of the fabric and colors.

Thanks,

Doug
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:53 PM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

tedious amounts of cloning and patching.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:46 AM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

I would suggest, select chair's white strips only and then increase brightness/reduce contrast then do some final cloning to further reduce dark spotting in problem areas.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

Take the green channel, inverse, remove white to create a mask for a transparent layer above the original, select the blue stripes (feather 1), paint them blue (take a sample), inverse selection, contract 1 pix, paint light (take a sample), duplicate the painted layer x2.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:41 AM
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I like that blinking, chillin!
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:13 PM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

I found that rebuilding the stripes was easier than cloning. Could use a little more noise but at this res it's OK.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:35 PM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

I used the aartist method on the white strips, the Sweetlight method on the blue strips and the chillin blink.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:16 PM
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Re: Remove Mold on Beach Chair

All examples so far, while doing an excellent job on the fabric chair back, have ignored the chair seat and that part of the chair back wrapped around the frame. Result is a pristine chair back and grubby other parts - stands out like a sore thumb. Perhaps those other parts are an exercise left for OP?
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