Removing date & time

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  1. therese

    therese TPF Noob!

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    How do you remove or edit the date & time on a digital picture without messing up the picture (made the mistake of leaving it on). I have tried photo shop it works but still noticeable to me where the changes were made. Anyone else have a better method ?
    Photo example is this shot that I took...

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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Clone and heal tools.
     
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    Ok, thanks I will try
     
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    To get rid of something in a photo...you must replace it with something else. In this case, you want to replace the date & time, with pixels that will look like what is 'behind' them. So yes, in Photoshop, you would use the clone & heal tools to copy pixels over the digits, that match the pattern of the background.

    If you have the latest version of Photoshop CS, it's healing brush can be set to 'content aware', which might help and make this very easy. Although, I wouldn't count on it being perfect with a complex background like this.
     
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    That video might help you out
     
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    Thanks everyone I will try that, exellent video tutorial.
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Woooo Granville Island :)
     
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    Yes, it is Granville Island Market. Lots of interesting places to shoot on the island, sun is shinning beautiful scenery everywhere to inspire me to shoot like this one under the docks. Should have adjusted it a bit to reduce the glare.:D
     

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    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You allow edits, so I had a go...using clone tool, patch tool, and a little healing tool.

    You posted the original size, so I will post that here, too...

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    IMG_4278r BTL by http://bendthelight.me.uk, on Flickr
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The sun was shinning....in Vancouver....that's odd. :scratch:

    :lol:
     
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    therese TPF Noob!

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    Wow you did it, awesome. I am still not that good yet with photo shop hope to get the same level of skill some day thru doing with practice and reading more of the tutorial.. Thank you.
     
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    :confused: Yes it was odd but it was shinning that day. when it does it is beautiful....:sun:
     

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