A couple of days ago, Julian asked me if I was going to teach him the ins and outs of creating Photographic Art. I can’t express how happy it made me that he wanted to learn, and considering how awesome he is in everything he has accomplished for Photographic Art, I had no hesitation about teaching him and expecting him to pick it up very quickly.
So today, before he arrived for work, I picked a particularly troublesome photo to train him on. Here it is:
This had 12 problems associated with it and each problem allowed us to explore different facets of Photoshop.
0 – Perspective. It’s obvious that I was standing on the ground looking up at the mural because everything seems to be tilted back. We corrected the perspective and then cropped the window at the right so that we had half a window on both sides.
- A little piece of something in the corner, probably an advertisement or a parking sign. We removed that.
- Glare from a light is noticeable. We had to clone that out to make that area blend in with the rest of the mural surroundings.
- A little imperfection in the stucco. We cloned that out.
- Glare in the window from lights elsewhere. We removed them.
- Two little dots which don’t look like much here, but sometimes those little dots really stand out in the Photographic Art. We removed them.
- Four little dots. Removed.
- Part of a square something or other. Removed.
- Another imperfection in the stucco. Cloned.
- Another little part of a square something. Removed.
- It might be hard to see in this picture, but there is a wire that starts here, goes behind the mural, and shows up again up near 3. Removed.
- A flag pole holder. Removed.
- Stucco faded noticeably so we cloned it to make it more even with the rest of the stucco.
Here is our final product:
Some of the many Photoshop features/variations we used included:
- Crop Tool
- Perspective Crop Tool
- Clone Stamp Tool
- Spot Healing Brush Tool
- Rectangular Marquee Tool
- Fill, Content Aware
- Copy, Paste, Move
- Brush Tool
- Zoom Tool
- Image Size
- Canvas Size
So, whaddaya think of Julian’s work? He certainly doesn’t sleep on the job like my other partner:
Is Julian a keeper?
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