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Sep 07, 2008 05:04 |  #1

Shot this image this last evening during sunset and cropped out the guitar stand. Does this image work? Shot with a GND.


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Sep 07, 2008 07:17 |  #2

It's a great scene. I'm sorry to say the very first thing I noticed was the cloning under the guitar.


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Sep 07, 2008 10:34 |  #3

Dami wrote in post #6257956 (external link)
I'm sorry to say the very first thing I noticed was the cloning under the guitar.

Same here.
It looks like as if the guitar has been 'pasted' on the background which doesn't make it very realistic.


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Sep 07, 2008 14:07 |  #4

Dami wrote in post #6257956 (external link)
It's a great scene. I'm sorry to say the very first thing I noticed was the cloning under the guitar.

Dido here as well. I'd give it another go; seems like it would be pretty achievable. I'd like to see another attempt :)


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Sep 07, 2008 15:32 |  #5

Thanks everyone for the input. It is quite obvious that my shopping capabilities are rather weak. I have so much more fun taking shots than messing with them in post. I need to knuckle down and learn to use all the post work properly.




  
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Sep 07, 2008 17:31 |  #6

Cool concept though.


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Sep 07, 2008 19:33 |  #7

bowtie wrote in post #6259877 (external link)
=bowtie`;6259877]Thank​s everyone for the input. It is quite obvious that my shopping capabilities are rather weak. I have so much more fun taking shots than messing with them in post. I need to knuckle down and learn to use all the post work properly.

I feel your pain...


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Sep 08, 2008 10:21 |  #8

Just as a PS tip, instead of cloning, I think I would have selected a section of the grassy area just to the right of the guitar, about the width of the area you want to cover, copied it to its own layer (ctrl+ j) and brought it over. Then, using a mask of the guitar, hidden the excess grass the guitar should cover. Clear as mud?


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Sep 09, 2008 16:10 |  #9

Dami wrote in post #6264787 (external link)
Just as a PS tip, instead of cloning, I think I would have selected a section of the grassy area just to the right of the guitar, about the width of the area you want to cover, copied it to its own layer (ctrl+ j) and brought it over. Then, using a mask of the guitar, hidden the excess grass the guitar should cover. Clear as mud?

Thanks Dami for the hints-n-tips! I could use all the help I can get. I really do like when people say that the guitar looks cut-n-pasted. Must mean I am getting close to getting the hyperfocal distances right.

I tried again the other evening. Tried to give the guitar some angle so it does not look so flat. Too bad the skies were not as cooperatable. I used cloning again though in this image to get rid of the guitar stand. Does it look better?


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Sep 09, 2008 18:48 |  #10

Yes, the previous sky was more cooperative, but this "cloning" is immeasurably better. I like this guitar angle better, also. Good job!


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