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Old 09-12-2009, 06:38 PM
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Question Need help removing flare from urban pic

Hi people,

I've a work to do with this pic and part of it is removing the flares located at the left side of the pic. The case is I just cannot figure how to remove those without losing realism. If any of you have an idea, I would appreciate reading it.

I've tryed adjusting levels in that area, that's the way I usully do, but in this case I found it useless because the picture shows too much glow in that area and there is not enough data to clone, I think.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Mart
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:19 PM
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re: Need help removing flare from urban pic

Here is a closeup:
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:25 PM
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re: Need help removing flare from urban pic

Very difficult here due to the detailed bars behind the flair. But here is what i did.

I used solid color fills with sampled colors from the areas near the problem. I set the layers to color blending. I then used D&B to even out the brightness diff. I used the patch tool for the rest of the non pole problems as there wasn’t much detail.

Taking more time could improve quality.

Lov the picture by the way....
-Keven
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:12 AM
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Very difficult here due to the detailed bars behind the flair. But here is what i did.

I used solid color fills with sampled colors from the areas near the problem. I set the layers to color blending. I then used D&B to even out the brightness diff. I used the patch tool for the rest of the non pole problems as there wasn’t much detail.

Taking more time could improve quality.

Lov the picture by the way....
-Keven
Wow man, it looks great. Simple amazing! How much time it took? Do you think the other flare located at the edge of the left side of the pic can be removed?

I'm going to try the D&B thing, I love how you did it

Thanks a lot for taking the time!

Mart
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:55 AM
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Re: Need help removing flare from urban pic

Overall it took me about 20-30 min but my patch job could have been better. I should have used clone stamp near the pole. Its just faster to use the patch tool for me.

As for the other one. you would have to do the same thing. Color fill color blending mode for the stuff with detail behind it, then patch out the pure white. Lastly, D&B to even out any discolorations

Took about 20min for the new one. Exact same process except the patching also repaired the pole line and recreated the texture needed.

Hope it helps,
-Keven
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:30 AM
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Overall it took me about 20-30 min but my patch job could have been better. I should have used clone stamp near the pole. Its just faster to use the patch tool for me.

As for the other one. you would have to do the same thing. Color fill color blending mode for the stuff with detail behind it, then patch out the pure white. Lastly, D&B to even out any discolorations

Took about 20min for the new one. Exact same process except the patching also repaired the pole line and recreated the texture needed.

Hope it helps,
-Keven
Keven, what you did is stunning... I'm speachless... I must practice all these suggestions...

Thanks a lot to take the time to explain and show how you did it, very helpful from you.

Mart
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: Need help removing flare from urban pic

Full res version would be nice. Is that possible?
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Need help removing flare from urban pic

Not a problem, just make sure if your going to be printing this big to take more then 50min, as every little error shows in a big print.

Good luck,
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:03 PM
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Re: Need help removing flare from urban pic

I took a selection just below the flare on the extreme left and copied and pasted it into position. I took a selection of the pillar and did the same. then selected a color from surrounding areas and used the paint brush set to color to correct the rest of the color bleed from the flare.
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