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  1. Brian_barrett

    Brian_barrett TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I had a look around and i think this is the best place for my thread. I'm after advice on photoshop techniques. I want to turn this:

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    into this:

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    Is the clone tool the best way to do this? and if so, can someone help me do a better job please? I always get repeating patterns if I try too carefully and unmatching shades if i don't try carefully enough.

    Any suggestions warmly welcomed (as are comment on this image itself).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    You actually did quite well. (save the smudges of red in the lower right)

    I think you understand the technique perfectly. It will take a while to fine-tune your skills to where you can avoid both extremes without effort. I'm still in the same boat as you are.
     
  3. Brian_barrett

    Brian_barrett TPF Noob!

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    Thank you very much.

    I hate being colourblind! thanks for pointing these smudges out to me, I will get my partner to check my next efforts!

    I'm guessing from the lack of response that I am using the most appropriate tool for this task. So, thanks Jadin, and thanks for everyone elses silence which has given me confidence to continue this way.
     
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    You're doing well because when I fist looked I read it and thought, what's the problem you've already done it. But yeah it could do with a bit of refinement. In the right area though :thumbup:
     
  5. jadin

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    And to answer your second question, the clone tool is the right tool.
     
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    When you get to this stage, try messing about with the healing tool to try to get a bit of texture back.
     
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    Just remember to constantly keep resassigning your clone spot. It will make it much more real looking with the variances caused from reselecting the area. A very very very little blending and blurring never hurt anyone either.
     

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