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Advice on touching up a photo :)

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by hoodmeister, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. hoodmeister

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 932

    Location: Cardiff

    Righty - got this photo, and the glare is pretty obvious. No problem, I thought, just a bit of cloning and it'll be gone... But all my attempts have been, well, messy at best.

    So any advice on cloning technique, or other methods to remove the white glare from the middle of this shot?

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  2. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,355

    Do you mean the slight whitish glare around the top of the building?
    or that the whites are a bit bright?

    I dont see much of any glare.
     
  3. hoodmeister

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 932

    Location: Cardiff

    the slight whitish glare around the top :)
     
  4. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,355

    well i dont know if this is what you want

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    basically because the chruch was so square, i got the polygon cutter and drew round the church then just painted the sky a dark black. Then a 5% burn on the highlights to draw out the lines in the wood a little.
    Dont always have to do things so complicated

    Not a massive amount of difference.
     
  5. hoodmeister

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 932

    Location: Cardiff

    aha! That's not quite how I wanted it, but you've just given me an idea...
    Be back in a minute :D
     
  6. TerraS

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,648

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Try using the Burn Tool.
    Range - Midtones
    Exposure - 75%

    Click and hold the burn tool on the white glare and then move it around. Do not move the pointer over the spire, window or roof edging on the left as it will darken these areas slightly too.
     
  7. ChroniC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,355


    well i tried :D have to be a little more specific :) i would help again btu im going to watch the rugby :D
     
  8. hoodmeister

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 932

    Location: Cardiff

    Many thanks chaps. I used the polygon tool to select the sky, feathered the selection, then dropped a suitable curve on it.
    I then used the dodge // burn tools to touch up the edges :)

    This isn't actually the same picture - almost identical, but the exposure was slightly longer, you can't see the blur (only very slight) of the guy in the bottom right of the frame :)

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