Get rid of power lines?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by James Of Tucson, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. James Of Tucson, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. James Of Tucson

    Mike Russell Guest

    This is a job for the clone tool. Use a brush just a bit larger than the
    width of the power lines. For longer power lines, shift-click is a great
    Mike Russell, Jun 2, 2005
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  3. Oh my! So THAT'S what it's for! Thank you.
    James Of Tucson, Jun 2, 2005
  4. When the clone tool may not be easily workable, I'll select an area similar
    to what I need, copy and paste it on another layer to adjust it just like I
    want, then flatten. It adds a bit of safety net that cloning doesn't.
    Jeff 'The Wizard of Draws' Bucchino

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    Wizard of Draws, Jun 2, 2005
  5. James Of Tucson

    Craig Flory Guest

    That looks pretty easy ... once you learn a few techniques. Besides the
    excellent suggestions so far ... also try using the patch tool. Another
    technique is to select the brush tool. Left click with your mouse on an area
    you want to paint with ... while holding down alt on the keyboard. Now paint
    an area you want to get rid of. One more way is to make a duplicate image.
    Use the lasso tool to draw around an area you want to move. Now drag it onto
    your original image and drop it. Now use Layer > Add Layer Mask > Hide All.
    Use a white brush to "paint in" the area you moved thereby covering up the
    distracting area. ( in other words you are painting in weeds to replace the
    power lines) . It has been said many times that there are at least 10 ways
    to do something in Photoshop. Good Luck.

    Craig Flory
    Craig Flory, Jun 2, 2005
  6. James Of Tucson

    Craig Flory Guest

    If you are interested ... I worked the photo & love how it looks. Please let
    me know if you would like to see the after version.
    The way it looks now ... it could be a print, for sale, in a shop. I hope it
    will inspire you to the possibilities of Photoshop.
    Craig Flory
    Craig Flory, Jun 2, 2005
  7. James Of Tucson

    Odysseus Guest

    Just working on a separate 'retouch' layer is all the "safety net" you
    need. You can even combine several techniques, e.g. pasting as you
    suggest, or painting/filling with flat colour for that matter, then
    using the Clone tool with a soft brush to add enough realistic detail or
    texture to fool the eye, and finally the Eraser to feather the edges
    into the background -- all without touching the original image at all,
    so that if you don't notice a flaw until you've printed a proof, it's
    easy to correct the problem without having to start over 'from scratch'.
    Likewise Adjustment Layers are a great way of keeping colour-corrections
    &c. completely editable and reversible.
    Odysseus, Jun 2, 2005
  8. I'd love to see it.

    I do want to print it. To put where I can see it as a reminder of one
    of my favorite places in the world. (That bridge crosses a lovely
    river, one that even has its own type of boat!)
    James Of Tucson, Jun 2, 2005
  9. Thanks for the help. These are really my first moments with PS
    (Elements 2, came with my camera). The posts in this newsgroup are
    helping enormously. Thanks again.
    James Of Tucson, Jun 2, 2005
  10. James Of Tucson

    Craig Flory Guest

    Write an e-mail and I'll send it to you ... use my studio e-mail at

    Craig Flory
    Craig Flory, Jun 3, 2005
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