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How should I get rid of this graffiti?

 
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Oct 15, 2013 22:22 |  #1

Took this shot the other day think I think that just having the blue without the graffiti would make this so much better any suggestions on how to cover it up? Thanks!

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Oct 15, 2013 22:48 |  #2

A couple of layers of paint will deal with that. I suggest some kind of suspension system from the bridge, alternately a boat with a couple of anchors and a tall ladder.


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Oct 16, 2013 03:44 |  #3

tim wrote in post #16374482 (external link)
A couple of layers of paint will deal with that. I suggest some kind of suspension system from the bridge, alternately a boat with a couple of anchors and a tall ladder.

The I beams are wide enough to walk on and throw the paint on.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 04:47 |  #4

Looks like a painstaking clone job. Shouldn't be very difficult, just tedious :).


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Oct 16, 2013 11:44 |  #5

I have just downloaded the original jpg from Flickr to have a good look at the problem you face and the first thing that strikes me is you will have prolems with the noise and Chromatic Aberation - wow - I haven't seen anything with that much noise for ages.

You may find it easier to run the RAW through some serious noise / CA reduction first so that you get a cleaner image to work with.


  
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Oct 16, 2013 12:08 |  #6

The Tokina 12-24 explains the CA, but the noise must have come from a seriously underexposed image lightened up to the current exposure. The T1i is no noise pro (I own one), but it's not that bad at ISO 800.

I downloaded the original and will mess with it. Maybe it will be usable at web rez.


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Oct 16, 2013 13:09 |  #7

Here's my attempt at it.

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I don't like the blue. It's distracting. Here's a version with a less eye-grabbing color.

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Oct 16, 2013 14:47 |  #8

tim wrote in post #16374482 (external link)
A couple of layers of paint will deal with that. I suggest some kind of suspension system from the bridge, alternately a boat with a couple of anchors and a tall ladder.

:lol:


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Oct 17, 2013 00:37 as a reply to  @ professorman's post |  #9

I think you would be better off to 'repaint' the bridge. Here's an edit where I selected the girders, painted them blue, applied some shading, noise and a bit of blur. I also did the same for the concrete abutment. The graffiti on the rail I just cloned out.


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Oct 17, 2013 00:49 |  #10

NavyDoc, wow, yeah, I'd say you did it! Hopefully the OP will offer you some good "recompense" to do a full-size version!


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Oct 17, 2013 07:36 |  #11

Nice work, Doc. That's what I was trying to do, but I couldn't get that depth in the paint. Would you care to post up a few steps? I don't need screen shots, just the steps you used to get the natural looking depth on the girder paint.


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Oct 17, 2013 09:50 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #12

Thanks. Well, first I used the eyedropper to select a shade of blue off the bridge girder then using the polygonal lasso tool and on a seperate layer, I made a selection for each girder (and a seperate one for the abutment later). I painted in the selections with blue then applied some noise (gaussian, about 4.8%) and then blurred the noise (blur>gaussian>radius .5 pixels). I then created another new layer and with the girders still selected, I used a large, soft brush and black to add the shadows. By keeping the girders selected, I could use just the edge of a large brush and have it apply color to only within the selected area. I lowered the opacity of the 'shadow' layer. I also applied a curves adjustment to only the girder selections so I could adjust the tone down to better match the underside of the bridge.

For the concrete abutment, I did virtually the same as the girders with the exception of also applying some patches of darker color on a seperate layer in overlay blend mode just to add a little more randomness.

Here's a shot at 100% to show how it blends with the rest of the image a bit better. Before I started my edit, I had also applied CA removal in ACR (I'm set up so jpgs and tifs open in ACR by default) and reduced image noise using Neat Image.


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Oct 17, 2013 09:57 |  #13

TyDawsonPhoto wrote in post #16374858 (external link)
The I beams are wide enough to walk on and throw the paint on.

They aren't wide enough for me to walk on.


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Oct 17, 2013 10:09 |  #14

navydoc wrote in post #16377923 (external link)
Thanks. Well, first I used the eyedropper to select a shade of blue off the bridge girder then using the polygonal lasso tool and on a seperate layer, I made a selection for each girder (and a seperate one for the abutment later). I painted in the selections with blue then applied some noise (gaussian, about 4.8%) and then blurred the noise (blur>gaussian>radius .5 pixels). I then created another new layer and with the girders still selected, I used a large, soft brush and black to add the shadows. By keeping the girders selected, I could use just the edge of a large brush and have it apply color to only within the selected area. I lowered the opacity of the 'shadow' layer. I also applied a curves adjustment to only the girder selections so I could adjust the tone down to better match the underside of the bridge.

For the concrete abutment, I did virtually the same as the girders with the exception of also applying some patches of darker color on a seperate layer in overlay blend mode just to add a little more randomness.

Here's a shot at 100% to show how it blends with the rest of the image a bit better. Before I started my edit, I had also applied CA removal in ACR (I'm set up so jpgs and tifs open in ACR by default) and reduced image noise using Neat Image.


Thanks, Doc. Again, nicely done. :cool:


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Oct 17, 2013 10:37 |  #15

navydoc wrote in post #16377209 (external link)
I think you would be better off to 'repaint' the bridge. Here's an edit where I selected the girders, painted them blue, applied some shading, noise and a bit of blur. I also did the same for the concrete abutment. The graffiti on the rail I just cloned out.

Very nice job on your edit.


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