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Content aware healing tool

There is always one job that makes you think that an upgrade to the latest piece of software has become a necessity. The content aware healing tool IS amazing, but can I really justify the upgrade price of 185?

Perhaps not, if I can this job done within the 30 day trial period. However, it would have been even more of a challenge without it.

It is a pretty challenging subject - none of this build an entire sky for your panoramas stuff you see on the tutorials which is very impressive. This is a mix of first removing the fence using the content aware spot healing brush, and then trying to re-create the road/first car trail by using clone and finally smudge. It's taken a good couple of hours to get to this point, and I think it warrants another attempt if I am going to get to a club competition/hang-on-the-wall standard.

Nonetheless, without the tool I think this would have been a non-starter.

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I remembered that themusicman had used this tool on a photo taken from Ashton Court http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...t=ashton+court and it gave me hope that I could de-fence the picture.
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Re: Content aware healing tool

That's a great result!

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Re: Content aware healing tool

Wehey Dave, you did a great job there. Didn't need me to have a go, see!
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Re: Content aware healing tool

It is a tidy tool isn't it - and a tidy job well done !

I posted a couple of pictures a few days ago that had to be "de-carred" before posting and as an exercise I did it both in CS3 and CS5

I think the timings were about 8 minutes in CS3 to get a good result and in CS5 it dropped to about 5

Enough to prove to me that on a bigger job it would have been worth the upgrade and pushing me towards Photoshop rather than LR as I could do the raw processing in either, but don't want to buy 2 tools ( pity really as I think the LR user interface is better than the camera raw version to get at the same aspects - mind you Bridge is growing on me finally as a 1/2 decent photoviewer)

Still there's the new bathroom to pay for before I get any new toys

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Re: Content aware healing tool

Problem with flickr meant I lost the photos above. It took a couple of hours' work even with the content aware tool but I am not well versed in Photoshop.

Anyway, the final result is shown below and I am very happy with it. The starting image was the same for both, just I chose to go with a different crop when de-fencing.

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Posted again for reference if someone comes back to this thread, and I couldn't edit the original post.
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Re: Content aware healing tool

I have copied your revised images to the first post in this thread - is that correct?

You could use the e-group gallery space of course

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Re: Content aware healing tool

Thanks Ian, that's great.
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