removing text from images...

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by daakcyde, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. daakcyde

    daakcyde Guest


    a friend recently let me d/l his photoshop (version 7.0) and i have
    been tinkering with images since then... one thing that i would really
    like to do is edit existing album and magazine covers, but the problem
    with these items is the tendency for them to have a lot of text that
    tends to cover important parts of the image... does photoshop have any
    way around this, i.e. possibly a way to remove the text? i know about
    the layer properties, but the images i get from the internet all seem
    to have all of the information contained in one layer (the background)

    an example of a pic i would like to edit would be this one mos_def_-_black_star.jpg

    i like the red-to-green underlying color change, the wood motif and
    the way the faces are integrated into the image, but the words are
    right in the image.... is there possibly any way i could remove them
    while preserving the underlying information? any help would be greatly
    appreciated... also if anyone could recommend some good photoshop
    tutorials that would be swell as well... thanx
    daakcyde, Dec 23, 2004
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    edjh Guest

    Jpegs never have layers.

    Your link doesn't work, but I would say only that the Rubber Stamp
    (clone) tool is a place to start. But if text is covering something
    vital, that thing is gone and you have to draw it back in somehow; no
    way around it.

    I would also mention that you are using an illegal copy of Photoshop.
    edjh, Dec 23, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    The option to remove type is 'sticky' - that is, it stays with the computer
    from which Photoshop was stolen. Can't be recovered. Yer SOL.
    jjs, Dec 23, 2004
  4. daakcyde

    Hecate Guest

    Of course, you can remove text from images. Have you thought about
    what you';re going to put in the letter-shaped holes left behind?
    Hecate, Dec 23, 2004
  5. daakcyde

    1000% Guest

    The "Remove Text" plugin was in the Plugin directory on your friend's
    computer. He should have given it to you.

    Too bad.
    1000%, Dec 23, 2004
  6. daakcyde

    jjs Guest

    Not that easy. It binds with the eprom and stays with the original
    installation computer. You need a chip puller. The Remove Text option is
    bundled with the Remove Clothes plugin. Jeeze, be careful and don't get it
    cross-compiled with your web-cam.
    jjs, Dec 23, 2004
  7. daakcyde

    jjs Guest

    Ya big silly, all he's got to do is run the image defragmenter.
    jjs, Dec 23, 2004
  8. daakcyde

    Peadge Guest

    The Ingenuity Tool works great for things like this. Turn it all the way

    Peadge ;-)
    Peadge, Dec 23, 2004
  9. daakcyde

    1000% Guest

    In the update it is all software based. No hardware. You are old-school.
    1000%, Dec 23, 2004
  10. daakcyde

    jjs Guest

    Sure, sure. The software version has wear-bits. The more often you load the
    program, the more worn the bits get. Eventually that new 'soft'ware needs
    the Viagra plugin. See how it goes?
    jjs, Dec 23, 2004
  11. daakcyde

    1000% Guest

    Now you are just being silly. The Viagra Plugin does not work on a Mac.
    It's a girl.
    1000%, Dec 23, 2004
  12. Go to "image" "rotate canvas" "flip horizontal". Now you see on the
    backside of the image with the text facing the monitor. Take a snap of
    what you see with a digital camera. It will contain just the image
    background without the text. Load the snapshot, flip it again and,
    voila, you are done. Photoshop is that easy if you get a clue.

    Peter Wollenberg, Dec 23, 2004
  13. daakcyde

    Des Perado Guest

    I wonder if, from the other replies, you are yet getting the idea that not a
    great deal of help is forthcoming for those who steal rather than
    legitimately purchase their software?
    Thanks for listening.
    Des Perado, Dec 23, 2004
  14. If anyone with a legit copy wants to try an ingenious method of removing
    text, Dan Margulis has a chapter available on the web at which includes just such a
    trick. Look for the explanation on page 4 of the images on page 2. This
    chapter was written before the release of the PS Repair tool.

    John Rampling, Dec 23, 2004
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