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Old Nov 8, 2011, 4:18 PM   #1
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Took this the other day and would like to delete the power lines from the shot.
Can anyone here tell me how to or even better do it for me and re-post it here?
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 7:03 PM   #2
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It can be done quite easily with a cloning tool on an editing program... though it might take a while...!!
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 8:07 PM   #3
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That was hard...lol...!!
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 9:40 PM   #4
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Thank You for a excellent job of erasing the phone lines in my photo. I did find a Clone & Heal edit feature in Fast tone. Played with it a bit but couldn't figure out the correct steps to erase the lines.

Would appreciate your help on this.

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Old Nov 8, 2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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We build power lines. We live on power lines. But we need the power lines to be cloned-erased out of our picks. Isn't it funny?
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Meenkie- no doubt most clone tools are slightly different,but on my Photoshop CS you press "alt" and right click together for the source with your arrow(or whatever- sometimes a hand on some editors..!)- and then right click alone to your desired place- again using your arrow/hand/cross-hair...
On the CS you can adjust the size of the area your cloning and the softness of the edge to that area(very important for smooth,unnoticeable cloning).
The above picture,whilst time consuming,was quite easy to deal with- the background was pretty simple to duplicate. Power lines get increasingly difficult to deal with when they cross the view of structures,landscapes etc... then you have some work..!!
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I agree, Ordo, that is funny.

When I saw the title, I thought I had to see this. I thought someone finally went counter-culture and made powerlines the subject matter.

Come to think of it, wouldn't that be a great idea? A gallery with nothing but a series of pictures of powerlines?

Hmm...

Allow me to ponder on that highly philosophical question as I take today's newspaper with me to the toilet...

(Just kidding)
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Jokes aside- I actually like photo's of pylons...!!
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 12:12 PM   #9
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Thank You again Simon40, I shall look into Photo Shop.

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Old Nov 16, 2011, 6:46 PM   #10
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Here's a pretty good, Photoshop-centric article that explains the tools.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010...-in-photoshop/

The clone tool essentially requires you to find a source on your image, and then will "copy" that source over top of another part of your image to remove blemishes (or power lines). It's pretty meticulous work, because you have to make sure that your "source" matches what you're copying over, so there aren't obvious lines, repeats, etc. PS's new tools (I haven't used them ... I'm a GIMP user) seem to go a long way in automating some of this (with the "healing" brush etc), but most cheap or free paint programs still allow you to do it the old fashioned way.

Just remember to do your edits on a separate layer so you don't destroy your original image.
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