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  • #18011
    Cassel
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    The Campus is the perfect place to learn more about photo editing, various techniques, or PSP in general.

    This challenge will give you an opportunity to practice some of those techniques or use some tools.

    This month’s Tut/Tech Challenge is to remove an element from a photo, whether it is a distracting garbage can, a mail box, or a photo bomber. You can use the Magic Fill if you want or any other tool of your liking (there are often many ways to achieve a desired result in PSP)

    HERE is a simple tutorial to use the Magic Fill.

    What will you make disappear? Show us the before and after photos!

    #18016
    Britt Marie Halonen
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    • 20
    • Rookie

    This is my try, not the best photo, but I learned  something New this night, thanks.

    #18022
    Cassel
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    • 1305
    • Superfan

    That is great. This technique can become so convenient when using our photos! Glad you learned something.

    #18080
    Michele
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    • 886
    • Superfan

    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.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Michele.
    #18082
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    I don’t know how I did it, but I missed this challenge! Cassel, your video tutorial was amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

    #18097
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    I removed the pine tree on the left and the house on the right. I also worked with a couple more pictures also. I have one photo that nothing seemed to work.

    #18100
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    Another photo…I removed the cap bill, hands and an object (maybe a boat) on the far side of the pond.

    #18102
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    In this photo I tried to remove the truck and trash can. Nothing I tried gave good results. I tried to remove the entire truck and the result also picked up part of the trash can and a light pole that is to the right of the truck. Perhaps I should try to remove the truck in smaller portions. The trash can is just too close to things I want to keep…I think.

    #18103
    Cassel
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    • 1305
    • Superfan

    Bonnie, you are correct, the garbage can would be hard to remove using the Magic fill. You might need to select similar sections on the street and the sidewalk, promote that selection to a layer and overlap it on top of the can. Then, you would cut it out so the cow would be visible. It is longer work and more tedious, but it is possible. Maybe other people would want to give it a try to challenge themselves?

    #18107
    Marlene Lingham
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    • Enthusiast

    My offering is a mixture of vanishing and appearing! Friends of mine, who we shall Dee & Pete for convenience, had a phot of their car, caravan and Dee which they liked. The problem was two-fold – there was a big dirty mud patch in the middle of the photo, and Pete wasn’t in it! I took a photo of Pete to match Dee, and used the Magic Fill and Clone Brush to get rid of the patch. Very pleased with how it turned out.

    #18127
    Betty
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    Several years ago I wanted a family picture with my Husband, myself, our four children, and at the time three grandchildren.  The resulting picture came from 3 different pictures taken at 2 different times with 2 taken outside and 1 taken inside.  I used Corel Paintshop Pro X7, I believe.  My parents were pleased when I had a copy printed and framed for their 50th Anniversary present.  It took me a very long time to get all the editing to match up but I was pleased with my final result for an amature.

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