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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen View Post
    Windmill, Cley next the sea

    That's a very beautiful photo ruined by that car .
    Not that it's a bad car or anything, just that's it's shiny..

    Maybe that new feature in the Photoshop thread might be able to get rid of that
    I think it's out in a fortnight or thereabouts.

    EDIT: Not ruined, actually. But let down a lot .
    Last edited by matty-hodgson; 28-03-2010 at 09:41 PM.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    exactly my thought, lovely photo spoiled by the car

    ... and the sign actually, although that's not quite as intrusive


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggerbugger View Post
    exactly my thought, lovely photo spoiled by the car

    ... and the sign actually, although that's not quite as intrusive
    Very easy to just photoshop the writing out.. Then it'll be half as noticable .

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    my photoshop skills aren't all that, had a quick go at cloning out the car, will have a go at the sign later

    how does this look? an obvious photoshop job or not?


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    A few tips i've learnt (just by practice, i'm not expert)

    1) Be careful when using photoshop that your pixel resolution doesn't suddenly change. It's very easy to make things look too smooth. Zoom in on your picture, the pixels are actually pretty big when you're cloning and the algorithm will create new pixels at around half the size. Here's a screengrab from Photoshop, note the smoothing effect:



    2) Always zoom out to see the bigger picture, it's all very well zooming right the way in but you can get too caught up in pixel hunting.

    3) Don't just "remove", be a bit creative and see what would work well to fill the gap. I'll use yours as an example and be critical. You've left what looks basically like a bar of green. If you look to the right, it's too uniform on the top, and the bottom looks blurred and out of kilter with the rest of the grass. I've tried to clone bits of foliage from the right as well as keep the gravel/grass boundary sharp.

    4) Remember - creative license means you can change subtle bits that people won't notice. If you're good, odds are no one else will have taken a picture from exactly there and stuff like grass could vary from season to season. For all everyone else knows, that grass was always a little wider!

    5) Be especially careful about cloning easily identifiable bits. You want the details to be ambiguous enough for viewers to believe it's simply a resolution issue. The shrubs I cloned would look weird if the resolution was amazing because I'm exploiting the fact that I can cobble together something that looks like a bush but is really a mish-mash of bits of other bushes. But again, who needs to know?

    I couldn't find a decent way to smooth out the grass and the gravel properly so i improvised and expanded the grass out a bit so that I could use a texture boundary that already existed.



    It's still not perfect - i'm not happy with that inside corner...
    Last edited by Whiternoise; 28-03-2010 at 11:43 PM. Reason: redid the photo to fix some little bits

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Looks far better without the car, nice one!

    Very nice shot as well, lovely windmill, upturned boats, fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky.. Just bang on!

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Its a very nice shot - impressed with the photoshopping.

    One from Harter Fell looking towards Kentmere with Windermere off in the distance top left.


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    What are the random white splodges? Are they patches of snow?

    Brilliant picture though, absolutely love the sharpness of the rocks

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Patches of white are snow - there were still huge banks of it where I was standing, a few feet deep in places. There was a bitterly cold wind and it was bloody freezing on the tops.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Nice photo, but I think the snow just looks maybe a little to sharp to me :s.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Stunning photo kushtibari!

    Here are some pictures of some sheep:



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    lol @ 118

    last attempt at photoshopping the car and sign out


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Cracked open the BBQ this weekend while the weather was mild...


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    very, very nice!


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Was that late at night or something? Were the marshmallows nice?

    Brilliant shot too .

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Was that late at night or something? Were the marshmallows nice?
    Fairly late and our garden is pretty much in the country so it was quite dark. Roasted Haribo marshmallows are made of purest win

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