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Feb 24, 2016 08:02 |  #1

This isn't exactly photography related, but I need a solution right away and can't seem to correctly phrase my search term for a relevant google result.

Basically, imagine this: I have a photo of a sign. The sign is a plain background, with the following text:


Help Wanted
Please Apply Within
Degree not Required

What I want to do is to change the sign so that it says this instead:


Help Wanted
Apply Within
Degree Required

I know how to erase the words I don't want using the clone stamp, so I have the correct words, but the spacing is all wrong.

What I don't know how to do is to move those words that I do want around so that their spacing is correct.




  
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Feb 24, 2016 08:10 |  #2

Select and cut the words you want, paste them into a new layer. Fill the words you dont want with the signs background color using whatever method you like (clone stamp, select- fill etc). Then drag the selection pasted into the new layer into the new position.




  
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Feb 24, 2016 10:01 |  #3

Without seeing the image, it is possible that you could just select the text that you want to keep with the rectangular selection tool, and then use the move/nudge tool to move that text on top of the text you want to no longer see. So, you would select "Apply Within" on the second line, and move it to the left so that it covered up "Please." Likewise with moving "Required" to cover up "not." Photoshop does not create new layers when you move content in this way, and you don't have to worry about pasting or cloning anything.

Of course, if the lines of text are not square with the world, this may not work.


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Feb 24, 2016 12:15 |  #4

1. Use a selection tool to copy and paste words, "Help Wanted," "Apply Within," "Degree," and "Required" on different layers.
2. Use clone or paint, or whatever works, the erase or cover up the old words on the sign layer.
3. Pull out guides to use for alignment and spacing.
4. Aligned words to where you want them.

It actually takes less time than it seems. It should take a minute to 90 seconds.




  
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Feb 24, 2016 12:27 |  #5

I could just do it for you faster than I could type directions. Post download link for the image


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Feb 24, 2016 12:45 as a reply to  @ BlakeC's post |  #6

Yea, that would be easier as long as he doesnt have to match any other type, and he can get the new type to match the clarity of the image ... that is is he wants it to look seemless.




  
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Feb 24, 2016 12:47 |  #7

kjonnnn wrote in post #17911100 (external link)
Yea, that would be easier as long as he doesnt have to match any other type, and he can get the new type to match the clarity of the image ... that is is he wants it to look seemless.

should be pretty easy to match the font if need be. especially since i have a few hundred of them :) and most signs don't use any crazy rare fonts. needs to be easy to read, not fancy


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Feb 24, 2016 18:56 |  #8

ok well, because I'm such a total noob I can't follow even these instructions, so I'll put the image up, however I really want to learn how to do it myself so please if you can provide dummy instructions that would be great.

I only see the "Rectangular marquee" tool, as far as rectangular selection goes, and I can't figure any way to move or do anything else with the selection I do with it.


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Feb 24, 2016 18:57 |  #9

basically all I want to do is to put the "has attended a" to the right, and the "training course" to the left, so that the spacing looks good there around the "NOW Programs"




  
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Feb 24, 2016 19:01 |  #10

strider42 wrote in post #17911638 (external link)
basically all I want to do is to put the "has attended a" to the right, and the "training course" to the left, so that the spacing looks good there around the "NOW Programs"

This is altering a certificate/Diploma. There may be ethical issues deeper than editing a sign mentioned in your first post.




  
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Feb 24, 2016 20:04 |  #11

Use the Content Aware Move tool nestled under the Healing Brush tool. It'll take about 10 seconds.

I made this small and put test in case gonzo had a point, although I don't think what you asked would cross any ethical line.


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Feb 25, 2016 00:37 as a reply to  @ D Thompson's post |  #12

That's what I needed to know, thanks!




  
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