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Cloning out flashes off of a car

 
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Mar 22, 2011 10:47 |  #1

Can anyone help me?
I have CS4 and I've tried the clone stamp tool, healing brush.. I can't figure it out. This is the best I've got:

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Light shoot attempt #3! (external link) by Owensi (external link), on Flickr

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IMG_0200 (external link) by Owensi (external link), on Flickr

and the thing that sucks is that photoshop is on my HP non Hi-Res screen and when i take it over to my mac it doesnt look as good. ugh



  
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Mar 22, 2011 10:59 |  #2

You're probably going to have to post the unedited version to get help. Otherwise, while we can imagine what you did (cloned out hotspots of flash reflecting in the body or window glass) a "before" image will get you more specific answers.

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Mar 22, 2011 12:22 |  #3

around like the front lip the hot spot, i am clueless as to how it can be cloned..




  
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Mar 23, 2011 10:01 |  #4

OwensSi wrote in post #12069978 (external link)
around like the front lip the hot spot, i am clueless as to how it can be cloned..

https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=7673809&po​stcount=11

Selecting areas in PS.

and the thing that sucks is that photoshop is on my HP non Hi-Res screen and when i take it over to my mac it doesnt look as good. ugh

Compare your shot to these without flash, & ask yourself "Do I really want to spend hours removing flash highlights?" ;)


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Mar 23, 2011 10:59 |  #5

How did you light this shot. Lighting is the root of your problem.


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Mar 23, 2011 12:01 |  #6

Compare those shots to these with lighting (external link), & ask yourself "Do I really want poorly lit, underexposed images of cars, or do I want to learn and progress towards something that makes my work stand out?"


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Mar 23, 2011 12:04 |  #7

PhotosGuy wrote in post #12076031 (external link)
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Selecting areas in PS.
Compare your shot to these without flash, & ask yourself "Do I really want to spend hours removing flash highlights?" ;)

thanks man.. i'll def take a look at that

poloman wrote in post #12076423 (external link)
How did you light this shot. Lighting is the root of your problem.

Seeing as I only have one flash.. set the shutter for 30 seconds.. I went around painted it the car with the flash.. is there a more effective way to achieve a better outcome with the equipment I have? (I dont have a wireless transmitter) :(




  
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Mar 23, 2011 12:06 |  #8

PhotosGuy wrote in post #12076031 (external link)
Compare your shot to these without flash, & ask yourself "Do I really want to spend hours removing flash highlights?" ;)

YES!!!

LSU wrote in post #12076790 (external link)
Compare those shots to these with lighting (external link), & ask yourself "Do I really want poorly lit, underexposed images of cars, or do I want to learn and progress towards something that makes my work stand out?"

and MORE YESSS! That's what I want but I have no clue how to! I know that's a lot of photoshop work in those shots.




  
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Mar 23, 2011 12:25 |  #9

ok so i keep trying to clone out the hotspots but i swear it fades them.. then when I try to go over them again, it brightens them?




  
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Mar 23, 2011 12:41 |  #10

Screenshot of Photoshop? (including layers and toolbar)


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Mar 23, 2011 13:16 |  #11

OK I'm not 100% on what I did wrong but I restarted everything and now the cloning is actually working good. I have no clue what prevented it before =/ but this is what I've done..

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Mar 23, 2011 13:21 |  #12

PhotosGuy wrote in post #12076031 (external link)
https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=7673809&po​stcount=11

Selecting areas in PS.
Compare your shot to these without flash, & ask yourself "Do I really want to spend hours removing flash highlights?" ;)

Honestly, the OP's image is better than any of the ones you posted for a number of reasons. (IE: HERE: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1017337 )

He could refine them by adding light sources and changing his placement.

Example of one of my shots.

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/3451723098_7100e17605_z.jpg
LARGE: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157616871983139/ (external link)

2 lights. Did not spend hours removing any flash highlights because there were not any. Only subtle accents on the front bumper. Terrible of you to try and convince someone to NOT use lighting.

To the OP, keep trying and going your direction. Work on setting up multiple sources, and using ambient light as well. Learn to control your light sources with your surroundings. Take it back a notch, use some shoot through umbrellas or softboxes to decrease the harsh highlights.

Removing the backgrounds is one of the most novice things you could do as a photographer. Work with them.

Also work on your composition and leveling. you're on the right track. I also read you are light painting. If that is the issue and you are strapped for cash for more gear, you can also put the camera on the tripod, shoot one side with a stationary strobe, then reposition the light on the other side or where you prefer, take another shot and then stack them in PS.

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Mar 29, 2011 11:27 |  #13

Have you done anything else with this?


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