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Old Sep 23, 2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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IMAGE REMOVED..sorry.

Hihi!!

This image has come straight from camera raw and has had no processing done. I really like this image but the blurred thistle on the left hand side in the background is bothersome and I wouldn't mind removing it. I've triedremoving itmyself but I'm not really sure how to go about getting around all those pointy thistles! I'd really like to see how you all would approach this problem....thanks so very much! Happy editing!! :-)



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Old Sep 24, 2005, 6:54 AM   #2
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Hi Stitchbabe,

I'm sure there are very talented people here that can delete the blurr for you but it won't be me......................I like the blurr! It makes the thistle stand out more as if it's the only thistle in the group.

But then that's just me.:-)

It is a very beautiful picture!!

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Old Sep 24, 2005, 9:47 AM   #3
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Ok was not sure which one looked worseso I did both sides. A few areas could probably be improved but overall it came out not too bad.
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 10:27 PM   #4
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Hi Creeduk,

Wow...you did awesome! How did you manage to get around all the thistles? I'd like to give it a try...

I'm still amazed !!! Good job! And thank you!!!
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 10:29 PM   #5
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Hi Stitchbabe,

I'm sure there are very talented people here that can delete the blurr for you but it won't be me......................I like the blurr! It makes the thistle stand out more as if it's the only thistle in the group.

But then that's just me.:-)

It is a very beautiful picture!!

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Hi Rose,

Thanks so very much!! :-)I'm glad you enjoy the image. Maybe it's just me but I thought the blurred thistle on the left was a little too bright and may take away too much from the center of interest. Maybe not.................

I appreciate your comment!
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 9:28 AM   #6
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Well first sorry I must have skimmed the post I missed that it was only the left one to remove..lol any way the way is masks but to get this mask I started by using channels and setting it to grayscale. then making 2 layers one that highlighted the darkest sections of the thistle and one the brightest. Then invert one of the layers andcombine the 2, this gets you close, then it is a cae of lowering the opacity of the overlayed layer andpainting in piece by piece the missing details.

Here is left side removed only.
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Old Sep 26, 2005, 2:12 AM   #7
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Hi Creeduk!

That's another great edit! The painting in between all the thistlesmust bemind boggling. I have tried the method you described and I can't seem to understand how it works. Would you happen to know of any great tutorials I could review on the subject? Thanks again...I appreciate all your help!! :-)
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Lovely thistle Stitchbabe, and amazing work Creeduk!

I too look forward to hearing more! :?



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Old Sep 26, 2005, 7:16 AM   #9
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OK here it is, the video shows the basic start technique, now the guy is very dramtic with his instruction but the concept is great. It takes some practice and I find does not solve all situations but can get you on the right path.

h**p://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/AdvancedMasking.mov



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Old Sep 26, 2005, 12:02 PM   #10
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The last sentence was sweet :G .... and so understanding of where I am at. (Stitchbabe I'm sure knows these things!)

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