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Great job, Britt. Learning something new is one of the best parts for me.

I got the most beautiful sunrise from my back door the other morning. Unfortunately, I live in an suburban area off of a main road so there are a lot of things like electrical towers and parking lots that I don’t want in my pics. There’s even an elevated train track there; sometimes the train even sneaks into my shots. The first thing I did was to use the Freehand Selection Tool to outline the buildings; then I flood filled the selection with black to hide the parking lot. I was unhappy with the results I was getting trying to remove the towers and had given up, but Cassel encouraged me to give it another try. I’m grateful that I listened to her. Today I used the Magic Fill tool to get rid of the towers and the Scratch Remover Tool for the cables. There was a section where I lost a lot of detail so I carefully used the Freehand Selection tool on the original, promoted the selection to a layer, and moved it above the top layer. (If I think it’s going to be a complicated edit, I work with two copies of the background and do my editing on the upper layer.) I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned here in the Campus. When I first started, I was clueless.

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