Cropped or Cloned

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  1. pyagid

    pyagid TPF Noob!

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    I took this photo a couple of months ago. And I would like to make a larger print of it. Only problem is my parents dog ran across just as i snapped the picture, and I couldnt get another one of my dog before he decided to run around again.

    Anyway. What would your suggestions be for the image? Should I use the cropped image? or go for cloneing the tail out? Also on the crop do you suggest a different crop?

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    Cloned
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    Once i figure out which direction i want to go I am sure i am going to have some more questions about color balance and contrast with the image

    Thanks for any Input

    -Paul

    *Edit for image size, due to photobucket problem
     
  2. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    I think cloned. You did a good job of it, and it makes the photo roomier.
     
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    mabs TPF Noob!

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    yeah, cloning, looks better like that, good job
     
  4. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Cloned - nobody will ever know! Maybe a quick wipe with the blur brush, very lightly to disguise and draw the eye upwards?

    Rob
     
  5. bburton

    bburton TPF Noob!

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    The cloned version with just a little tighter crop would be perfect IMHO. ;)
     
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    omeletteman TPF Noob!

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    wow u did an awesome job cloning that, i agree that version works better.
     
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    Fly TPF Noob!

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    i can see were you cloned :p .3 the same each about the size of his head.
     
  8. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, it can be tricky getting a clone not to stand out for some people.
    They can jump out at me too. If you are cloning a distinct section, you usually have to blend it with some other part so it doesn't look like a repeating pattern.
     
  9. pyagid

    pyagid TPF Noob!

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    thank you very much. I ended up doing a better clone job on the fullsize version. And a slight crop. I have not had a chance to resize it to post here. But will do once i have time to do a little color correction.


    once again thanks for the input
    -Paul
     

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