Modern Digital Fixing Tools What modern tools can you use to fix something like t his?
Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:54 PM
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After scanning I had to rotate the two halves a little to get them to match up straight and then I went through by hand (with CorelDraw) using the "clone" tool to recreate, stroke by stroke, the portion that was missing. It took HOURS, I think it took about 50 hours of work to finalize what you see here. (I also cleaned up the sky a little.) Are there any tools now that can do that same job in less time? I now use PhotoShop Elements 7...CorelDraw was a program on my work computer but my boss allowed me to use it for personal items like this in off-hours...50 hours in off-hours at my work? What was I thinking? But it was before I was married, so maybe I really did have that much spare time.
Helland, Anna Marie w Twins in Pocatello_Fixed.jpg (151.08K)
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:52 PM
Cloning, as you've done, is usually your best bet. If you want to go faster, you could try increasing the size of your clone tool. Experiment the size and shape.
In this particular case one thing comes to mind, though. PSE has a good photomerge tool. Since there's no critical parts in the damaged area, you might have been able to divide your photo into two parts - two separate photos - using the polygonal lasso tool to crop out the damaged area. Then you may have been able to merge the two parts back together.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:48 PM
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