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Old 07-06-2011, 01:37 PM
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Fixing transparency

Hey wizards!
i have this image of a dress, wich cloth is so thin that with the intensity of lights is a bit translucent.

To fix it I was thinking a combination of Stamp and Patch. Do you have any better suggestion?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:08 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

What do you mean by 'fix it'?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:20 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

Hi Lurch.
What I need is that the entire dress look uniform, as it's over the legs (the darker part at each side of the images are the legs of the model)

Thanks for your answer.
Gonzalo.-
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:10 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

Hello there- you may want to try an adjustment layer masked to the lighter area.
Use a lasso tool to select the lighter area- then feather the selection area a fairly good amount.
Edit/New Adjustment Layer- I like curves- then try to match
The edges will be the most difficult to blend- you can use a low opacity/feathered edge brush on the adjustment layer mask to blend.
That's one of the ways I'd do it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:33 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

Thanks mushmush. I'll give it a shot. The problem that I guess I will have is that the lighter texture is almost white and with the curves they won't change much.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:31 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

You can load the same selection and use the Shadow/Highlight tool- just not as an adjustment layer. So you would use it on a a copied layer.
Load selection/ Mask Transparency (the name of the Adjustment layer)

Then cut/paste (ctrl or com C & then ctrl or com V) this makes a layer that is just the same area as your adjustment layer. Edit/Adjustments/Shadow Highlight
You can play with the settings of that adjustment- then also change the layer opacity.

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:35 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

This is perfect for content aware fill.
Make a selection of the lighter areas, expand it a bit then go Edit•Fill•Content Aware.
May have to do a bit of cloning on edges.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:52 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

I am woefully ignorant of the CS5 options- thanks Flotsam!
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: Fixing transparency

Given that your goal is to make the dress uniformly opaque, you can try any one of several approaches. You could use the patch tool, or just cut and paste patches from the leg area to the translucent area. Content-aware Fill might work. Or it might not. You could also clone from the 'good' parts to the 'bad' parts, either on a colored layer, or (my favorite technique) on a grayscale rgb layer set to luminosity blend mode. Once the luminosity is correct, the color should be right. If not, you can paint on a color-blend-mode layer with color sampled from a good part.
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