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chuck biddinger Oct 18, 2003 7:28 PM

Re: My turn
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Herb
I've been trying to emulate Klaus' effort, but haven't yet got there. This one is a joint effort - using PhotoshopLE, Irfanview and ACDSee.

http://www.pbase.com/image/22425015

Herb,

I can get the yellow lines off of the road, but the sky is a BIG problem for me.

Please post your results.

Herb Oct 19, 2003 1:25 AM

I've been having another go at it. It was done by trial and error using a combination of the same programs as before - ACDSee, Irfanview and Photoshop LE - & all I can remember is that it involved about six or seven cut and paste jobs, (plus a lot more that I discarded).
http://www.pbase.com/image/22433461

chuck biddinger Oct 19, 2003 8:25 AM

Very good Herb.

#8 is much better than #2. You spent a lot of time. Great work.

Now would someone PLEASE tell me how to fix the sky!!

Herb Oct 19, 2003 10:23 AM

Chuck - The sky was fixed using (for a start) Irfanviw. Irfanview has a function it calls 'Enhance Colors' and it lets you subtract or add Red, Blue and Green.

I tried various degrees of this. When the sky looked blue enough, the rest of the picture looked unnatural of course, but I saved the picture and then called both it and one with the pale sky up in Photoshop, side by side.

Then I carefully used the Photoshop Lasoo tool to draw a line round the blue sky and a little of the surrounding foliage. Then I told Photoshop to copy the part I'd lassood.

Finally, I used the Photoshop paste command to paste the blue sky over the pale sky in the other picture, being careful to align it as exactly as I could. I hope this all makes sense?

chuck biddinger Oct 19, 2003 10:48 PM

Thanks....Herb.

fenlander Oct 21, 2003 3:56 PM

You can do it with Paintshop Pro's colour replacer (or similar tool in other packages)

Use the eyedropper to select a colour from the sky.

Set the replacement colour to a suitable blue chosen in the colour picker.

Set tolerance to about 40 and a large brush.

Just paint over all the blue bits to replace with the selected colour.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/fenlander/autumn.jpg

If you replace with a gradient, you get a more realistic result.

fenlander

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/fenlander/autumn2.jpg

digcamfan Oct 21, 2003 5:12 PM

Nice to see that yellow stripe gone :)

Gives more a country road feel to it...

Another view...

http://a7.cpimg.com/image/51/4C/2497...-01B20200-.jpg

:)


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