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Old Jul 8, 2004, 11:08 PM   #11
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haha....if you want...i'll try, save you some work

but, i have to know first, how did you go about changing the sky? i mean, around the trees? feathered alot? or?

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Old Jul 8, 2004, 11:20 PM   #12
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I would like to know how you did that too because my eyes would have been popping out of their sockets after such a painstaking edit session!
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 5:56 AM   #13
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I guess I didn't realize that was supposed to be difficult...
I used the magic wand to select the sky (which was mostly white around the trees), reduced the selection by 1 pixel so I wouldn't get any tree parts, and deleted it (the sky). I then copied the sky from a different photo, enlarged it so it would fill the entire area and pasted it into a layer behind the trees. It just worked.

Maybe I should changed the reflection to match the clouds now :idea:

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Old Jul 9, 2004, 8:17 AM   #14
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I'm not so sure that the reflection is all that far off. The angle of thecamera, angle of light, etc will alter reflections so ifone didn't see the original, I doubt they would be able to tell that the reflections were out of sync with the clouds without really close examination.

If I were to try to enhance this picture any, I would concentrate on trying to recover some of the details lost in the shadows without disturbing the highlights.
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 9:43 AM   #15
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mactek wrote:
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I guess I didn't realize that was supposed to be difficult...
I used the magic wand to select the sky
You must have the magic touch. Every time that I try to use the magic wand it never comes out that good :-(
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 5:25 PM   #16
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hope you don't mind if i used your shot to experiment a bit in PS. i have tried to "reconstruct" some clouds details adding some noise, then adding some distorsion, then blurring end then adjusting levels and saturation.....here is the result. i am not good with the magic wand as you can see :-(
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 8:43 PM   #17
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Ok, since I have had no luck enhancing the original sky, I went outside and took a new sky photo that was similar to the original sky. I then used the "extract" tool to remove the sky. Extract works even better than the magic wand!

Hope this one meets approval :-)

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