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SteveDak Mar 1, 2006 1:54 PM

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The corner was cut off by a shelf edge and I couldn't get any other angle on it - anybody got any ideas?

VAtechtigger Mar 1, 2006 2:05 PM

I would imagine the wings are pretty symetrical, so copy the other wing tip and flip it in photoshop and paste it in. You have a nice easy background so this should be a cinch.

SteveDak Mar 1, 2006 11:00 PM

Thanks Tigger, I'm new to Photoshop and image manipulation in general so I'll give it a bash as an exercise - thanks for the advice.

Aumma45 Mar 1, 2006 11:27 PM

Opportunity for you to practice your skills Steve. Great shot. I was wondering how you did it. These beings tend to fly away at the slightest sign of intrusion.

SteveDak Mar 2, 2006 1:50 AM

Thanks Jaki -That's why I couldn't get any other angle, for fear of disturbing it. They seem very jittery and move off at the slightest movement. Going to try Tiggers suggestion and see what I come up with. My PS experience hitherto is one of colour correction & sharpening, etc - time to venture into the world of manipulation:roll:

Ollie77 Mar 2, 2006 9:38 AM

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G'day SteveDak

I am also new to PP and PS, but I thought I would give it a whirl. Let me know what you think. Took me a bit to try and get the colours the right brightness and contrast. But I think it looks ok :)

Ollie :)

VAtechtigger Mar 2, 2006 10:52 AM

Hey, good job. Before you start with the wing tip, you might as well extend the image on the bottom a bit more so the tip isnt clipped.

2 things that will cover up the work a bit more. Select the bottom triangle area where you worked an sharpen a bit as the wing is soft from the blending, then also add in some noise to match the background.

again though its one of those things that since you know what was done its easy to spot and critique, but if you post as is to another forum, i bet most people wouldnt spot a thing.

KENNETHD Mar 2, 2006 1:14 PM

Ollie77 wrote:

G'day SteveDak

I am also new to PP and PS, but I thought I would give it a whirl. Let me know what you think. Took me a bit to try and get the colours the right brightness and contrast. But I think it looks ok :)

Ollie :)
Way to go Ollie! Saves me the time and trouble. I had the same thing in mind. Good job!


Aumma45 Mar 2, 2006 9:05 PM

The Edit is a great job. Regards. Jaki.

SteveDak Mar 3, 2006 2:45 AM

Hey Ollie, that's a great effort - thanks for ably demonstrating what's possible, even for the newcomer to PP/manipulation. Had a go myself but not nearly as good a result as you've come up with. I was going to crop the other wing and blame it on a close encounter with the cat:G

Are you from Aus?(G'day was a clue)- if so, good luck in the cricket ODI today :blah:

Ollie77 Mar 3, 2006 3:04 AM

G'day again,m

yeah that sure is one hell of a hint. From Tasmania Australia. That small little island that some map makers for get to attach to the rest of the mainland.

Thanks heaps for the comments guys. Much appreciated :)

And yes the cricket. We haven't been playing all that well of late. Not sure what it is but in the last 6months or more our overseas campaigns have needed some work. Good luck to us though this time around :)

Ollie :)

SteveDak Mar 3, 2006 3:16 AM

We didn't exactly cover ourselves in glory when we were over with you - amazing how top players suddenly go down when on tour. We lost about three of ours in Aus and now Ponting & Simmonds are still out, here. Not complaining mind you! :G

Always been fascinated by Tasmania - you must post some pics.

Ollie77 Mar 3, 2006 3:36 AM

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G'day all,

ok well Steve I believe the girlfriend and I might be heading out for a smallish road trip either this weekend or next, to do just that. Take photos.

So hopefully I can post up some nice onces for you to get a good idea of what it is like down here.

Ollie :)

PS here is a pic of Hobart that the girlfriend took this morning as we were driving to work. And yes it was a bit hazy out this morning. That there my friends is Hobart. I will get a better one later that shows more of it at a wider view.

shadowlies Mar 3, 2006 8:19 AM

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Hey there Steve,

Great capture and I have also tried to help you out with an edit. I am back to dialup speeds until further notice, so posts with pics will be limited by me for a while.

As for the cricket, well, I think you need to adjust the weather. If there was no rain we would have faired better. :roll:

BTW, I am away for a little while and you are ready to chat up another Aussie in my absence!:G

SteveDak Mar 3, 2006 8:36 AM

Shadow, my ol mate - Welcome back. Thought you'd taken cover after the last two cricket matches :GTalk about history repeating itself, but on the other foot! Not sure how long friend Ricky & Andrew are out for - pitty our august captain can't seem to find this sort of form when beyond our shores:roll:

Really nice work on my moth - looks really good. Got to start practicing.

Understand your dial-up frustrations - I'm waiting for my ADSL line at home as well. Real pain in the backside - especially when your on wide band all day at work.

What news on your camera?

Once again, nice editing - thanks.


In search of Syd Mar 3, 2006 8:39 AM

Did this one fly out of your wallet Steve? :lol:

shadowlies Mar 3, 2006 8:47 AM

Hoping to hear something in the next week regarding my camera.

As for the cricket, mmmmmmm. Well, enough said! Next item of discussion please. LOL

Glad you like the edit. I have been doing lots of reading and experimenting. So I thought I would try editing your moth. I am still bumbling around with editsthere is lots to learn and I am sure the things I did could have been done easier, if only I knew how.

Ollie77 Mar 3, 2006 6:00 PM

G'day fellow aussie :)

Nice work on the moth there. I had started to try and extend the bottom yesterday but got a bit frustrated as I couldn't get it perfect. All the same though you did a great job.

bloody cricket!!!

Ollie :)

shadowlies Mar 4, 2006 8:53 AM

G'day Ollie welcome to the forum.

There are lots of great people here. Glad you like the edit. I am very much a beginner with editting. Ionly worked out how to extend my canvasand addextra background in the last couple of weeks. So Steve's image was ideal for me to try new skills.

As for the cricket, there were a few light jabs thrown about when the Sth Africans were touring here. So I thought that it only fair that Steve should be able to return in kind when we toured in his neck of the woods.

To cut a long story short, a quick chat with the boys. We throw a few matches andtheworld of cricket is given a brief glimpse of the possibilities from a world not dominated by Australia.:blah: (I only wish this were true:cry:)

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