New user... editing help

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  1. overparduffer

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    New DSLR user and forum member. I have a basic editing question. I would like to be able to crop out/over the blown out areas on the driveway... particularly the one right in front of my daughter's face. I was messing around with GIMP and while I can crop a nice rectangle over the spot, then I'm left with a very clear rectangular demarkation around the edges. I tried the smudge tool but couldn't get it to do anything. Help please.


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    And obviously I need some help embedding my images!
     
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    What do you mean by embedding your images?
     
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    I use Photoshop, but I'm pretty sure that GIMP has both Clone and Heal tools (or something similar).

    The easiest thing to do is to use the Clone tool and simply copy data from another section of the driveway over the problem area. You can adjust both the size and hardness of the brush so that the effect appears natural.

    It takes some practice so be sure you're working on a copy of the original.
     
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    Just a thought along the lines of ways ref skinning a cat....

    How about exposing for the ambient light in the background at maybe 1 or 2 stops under. Then a burst of strobe aimed at the ceiling (Don't even think of thiss unless the ceiling is white) to light the inside scene....
     

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