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garjowan Mar 29, 2007 8:27 AM

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It was suggested that I put this here for ideasinstead of another forum, so here it is...

Well, I can't seem to get rid of the back of this image... (the car, street, etc...)

I have tried cloning and have tried cropping all to no avail... My question is... is there any easy (newbie easy) way to get rid of that stuff?
I want to keep the front(bottom) of the image the way it is... that first brick is what I want to start the image...

here's the original if anyone wants to play ;)


Reanimator Mar 29, 2007 2:22 PM

im lost for what to do with it except go back and re shoot it from a bit higher looking down to cut out the road....maybe take step ladder??

you allways need to be aware of whats at back on the shot and try not to include it, it would look wrong to clone out the road and replace with the grass, but the car is removable with time and effort


garjowan Mar 29, 2007 2:39 PM

Ya, I kinda figured it would be next to impossible to corredt it...LOL!!!

Unfortunately, this place was well over an hour away :sad:
I did try to clone it out with grass and whatnot, only I am so new to this that it came out cartoonish(See post in digital art)... looks kinda surreal...LOL!!!


Reanimator Mar 29, 2007 2:53 PM

just had a look at that image......not that bad really LOL

secret with clone tool is to use different size brushes and different spray amounts and to make selections to clone inside, like up the side of the tombstones so u dont clone dont them

big tip is if u can see where work as been done so can others, longer u take better it looks, after a while u will look at an image judge how long itll take and decide weather to bother on not

you keep hearing it through life and its practice makes perfect :-)


D3v1l Mar 30, 2007 1:12 PM

why don't you simply crop the image?

garjowan Mar 30, 2007 6:41 PM

cropping I lose most of the stones on the left... did't want to do that, though maybe I will have to.

Stevekin Mar 30, 2007 11:54 PM

Really just a quick five minute job to illustrate the ease at which you can cover up the background.
Make a couple of selections of say, the rock formation to the far right and the clump of trees nearby.
Move the duplicate rocks to the left, then flip horizontally the trees and 'stretch' to fit with Transform.
Add a layer mask to tidy up any overspill onto the stones (due to quick & sloppy selection ;-)),

It's so far back in the frame and out of focus enough not to worry how it looks, it should be fine !

CanonFodder Mar 31, 2007 7:58 AM

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Another quick approach:

CanonFodder Mar 31, 2007 8:00 AM

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And my how to:

jachol Mar 31, 2007 8:10 AM

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Hi !, Similar way to Canonfodder, drag another picture or section of one onto a blank layer, blend in with the eraser and clone tools where necessary large soft brushes low opacity, you'll need to blur the new pic to match the background, you can use the blur tool to soften any hard edges. Here's a quick one ... I've tried to give the impression of the path continuing into a woodland area. Takes longer to find a suitable pic than to apply.

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