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What photo repair tool can I use on this photo?

 
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Jul 01, 2018 11:58 |  #1

I want to eliminate the darker black spots so the entire floor is one shade. Shadows are ok but not the spots. I have old versions of ArcSoft PhotoStudio and Paint plus LunaPic and FastStone. Lowering the brightness doesn't work since everything gets darker.

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Jul 01, 2018 22:04 |  #2

You need a tool like Lightroom Develop or Photoshop that will let you do luminosity masking on the lower tones.




  
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Jul 01, 2018 23:04 |  #3

A cloning tool, maybe ten minutes. I would use PSP for that but other programs have similar.




  
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Jul 02, 2018 12:28 |  #4

A cloning tool copies a section of the image and would take hours to do tiny sections at time so it looks right. I just need to copy the lighter gray shade of the majority of the photo and paste it over the dark spots. Sounds like this is only something possible with high end commercial programs?




  
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Jul 02, 2018 12:35 |  #5

A can of flat black would be cheaper and faster, JMHO.


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Jul 02, 2018 12:55 |  #6

Photoshop clone stamp, patch, and healing brush, along with some "content aware" fill. It will take a little time. There is no magic "push this button and your picture will be fixed" button or tool.


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Jul 02, 2018 13:07 |  #7

atikovi wrote in post #18655085 (external link)
A cloning tool copies a section of the image and would take hours to do tiny sections at time so it looks right. I just need to copy the lighter gray shade of the majority of the photo and paste it over the dark spots. Sounds like this is only something possible with high end commercial programs?

I use the cloning tool in PSP all the time and this job wouldn't take "hours".




  
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Jul 02, 2018 13:22 |  #8

ksbal wrote in post #18655095 (external link)
A can of flat black would be cheaper and faster, JMHO.

You are absolutely right. I just thought if you can lighten, darker, change hue, saturation, etc. on a whole photo with a click of the mouse, you could do the same in this case, copy a shade of gray in one part of the picture to make another part the same shade.




  
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Jul 02, 2018 17:13 |  #9

Post a link to the photo and let somebody give it a try.




  
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Jul 02, 2018 23:16 |  #10

I would add a layer in Photoshop or any other editing software that supports layers and blending, with the blend mode set to lighter color. Sample the lighter color and paint over the darker areas with a soft brush at 100% opacity & 3-5% flow. Keep sampling the lighter areas next to the darker areas to keep the color close.

If you want to get more perfect, you could add the highlight tones the same way over the areas just painted. Just build it up and adjust opacity of the layers so the texture of the bed liner shows through.


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Jul 03, 2018 10:00 |  #11

atikovi wrote in post #18655125 (external link)
You are absolutely right. I just thought if you can lighten, darker, change hue, saturation, etc. on a whole photo with a click of the mouse, you could do the same in this case, copy a shade of gray in one part of the picture to make another part the same shade.


You are probably right, there is someone, somewhere (or maybe many) that have the exact software/editing skills to perform just the trick in 30 seconds or less.

I know that isn't me... and I'd be grabbing a paint can and plastic drape if it was my truck.. :lol:
But I'd want my truck to look better anyways. ;-)a:-P :lol: :-D


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Jul 03, 2018 12:41 |  #12

atikovi wrote in post #18655125 (external link)
You are absolutely right. I just thought if you can lighten, darker, change hue, saturation, etc. on a whole photo with a click of the mouse, you could do the same in this case, copy a shade of gray in one part of the picture to make another part the same shade.

Wouldn't that be nice! But no such luck here. In Photoshop on a blank layer, I basically repainted all the "stripes" (shift-click method on the raised and indented surfaces) with two shades of gray. Also clipped a neutral gray layer to that in overlay mode and added noise.

This isn't complete, but it'll give you an idea. It's fairly tedious but could probably be done in an hour or a bit less by someone who knows what they're doing.


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Jul 03, 2018 13:20 |  #13

wow !




  
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Jul 03, 2018 15:48 as a reply to  @ Peano's post |  #14

Nice job!


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Jul 03, 2018 16:53 |  #15

That's impressive.




  
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