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  1. #11
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    I'm happy to hear that one of my former students, and an athlete that I coached in middle school, has gotten an athletic scholarship to the college of his choice. Go Prairie Wolves!


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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Care to explain especially with which tool was used? The results are stellar!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I've spent a lot of time with the clone stamp tool as well as the healing brush to make this type of fix. But it is a tedious process. Can it be done in PCC 2018? I'm running Windows 7, and the newest version of PCC isn't compatible from what I've read. By the way, thanks for the image! No doubt other members will be interested as well.
    The technique is rather simple really, but very clever in my opinion. Also, pretty much any version of PS should be able to do it since it only requires a couple layers, the Clone Stamp Tool and the Quick Select Tool. Here's a brief explanation...
    .....
    Open your file.
    Duplicate your Background Layer.
    Create a new, blank layer and position it between your Background Copy and your Background.
    You should now have three layers; from top to bottom they should be: Background Copy, Blank Layer and Background.
    Hide the top layer, the Background Copy. You should now have your bottom two layers visible.
    Click to activate/start working on the Blank Layer.
    Select the Clone Stamp Tool: 100% Opacity, 100% Flow, Sample All Layers.
    Select a clean source to clone from and start cloning out the flash shadow.
    BE SURE you wipe your brush OVER the subject a little... No need to nuts here but clone OVER the subject.
    Do NOT Panic.

    Here's a quick screen shot to show what things will look like at this point. I've worked from the head down to the elbow here. Clearly I could have done a better job with selecting my clone sources in some areas but this should give an idea of what I'm talking about:
    .....
    What made me happy today (post yours)-step-1.jpg
    .....
    .....
    Keep Clone Stamping until you're happy. Subject will NOT look good but that's okay. Just make sure the background of your image looks good and all the flash shadow you want to remove is cleanly cloned out. For the next step I'm going to assume you know the finer points of making and refining a selection, which is what you'll do here. If you don't, that's another conversation. Now, let's get back to work...
    .....
    Hide the New Blank Layer, but keep the Background layer and Background Copy layers visible.
    Select the Background Copy to work on.
    Using the Quick Select Tool, select the Subject.
    Once you have the subject fully selected, SHIFT+Click the "Select and Mask" button on the top toolbar. This will open a Properties tab.
    This Properties tab is where you'll feather the selection and generally refine it.
    When you're done scroll to the bottom of the Properties tab, find the "Output to" drop-down menu and select, "New Layer With Layer Mask".
    Click "OK".
    .....
    What made me happy today (post yours)-step-2.jpg
    .....
    Selecting your output will take you to your editing screen and you'll see you have a new top-most layer, complete with selection mask. You'll also see the flash shadow but Don't Panic: It's magic time: Hide the Background Copy layer and... Voila!

    You may now delete the Background Copy layer and flatten the image, or continue editing as you see fit.

    Hope that helps!
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  3. #13
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Thanks, pleased things are going well,just hope when Pats memory is sorted she remembers saying yes to the Z6
    Me too Mike.. Me too. We joked about that for about 2 weeks as I mulled over the spend... I guess we will have to wait and see.
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    At least I have an Atomic wrist watch that automatically adjusts it self so I can use it to set my other clocks accurately and saves me the effort of getting the correct time on my PC, and is one less clock to set.
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  5. #15
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    Yesterday it was getting a new Tamron 70-200mm G2 for sports photography. Today it was giving it to Robin.
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  6. #16
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    We got the kids together for two of the cross country teams Lorraine and I coach and each kid signed the championship banner for their team. These will be displayed in the school gym.

    Go Knights!
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  7. #17
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    Thinking about a list of things that I want, and realizing nothing on the list was a "thing". I need nothing, and that makes me happy. On that short list - world peace and a return to civility.

    I'm happy with my thrift store clothes I bought 10 years ago. I'm happy with our 50-year-old house with furniture we bought after our wedding in 1985. And, most importantly, I'm happy to be blessed with my loving wife and son (a very successful aerospace engineer). That's a good feeling.

    My only wants include travel now that we are retired - we have a trip planned to the SouthWest (Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Zion, Rt 66, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Arches, Dead Horse Point, etc) after Easter that we have been wanting to do for years. In the future, my "wants" for travel include Glacier NP/Banff/Jasper (and maybe continuing on up to Alaska for the 3rd time driving it) and Trans-Canada from Lake Superior east to Nova Scotia.

    I guess I have to add one thing to my list of wants - I would like to have lunch with my parents and grandparents. Guess I'll have to wait a few years for that one.

    .
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  8. #18
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    What made me happy today (post yours)
    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    Thank you!


    The technique is rather simple really, but very clever in my opinion. Also, pretty much any version of PS should be able to do it since it only requires a couple layers, the Clone Stamp Tool and the Quick Select Tool. Here's a brief explanation...
    .....
    Open your file.
    Duplicate your Background Layer.
    Create a new, blank layer and position it between your Background Copy and your Background.
    You should now have three layers; from top to bottom they should be: Background Copy, Blank Layer and Background.
    Hide the top layer, the Background Copy. You should now have your bottom two layers visible.
    Click to activate/start working on the Blank Layer.
    Select the Clone Stamp Tool: 100% Opacity, 100% Flow, Sample All Layers.
    Select a clean source to clone from and start cloning out the flash shadow.
    BE SURE you wipe your brush OVER the subject a little... No need to nuts here but clone OVER the subject.
    Do NOT Panic.

    Here's a quick screen shot to show what things will look like at this point. I've worked from the head down to the elbow here. Clearly I could have done a better job with selecting my clone sources in some areas but this should give an idea of what I'm talking about:
    .....
    What made me happy today (post yours)-step-1.jpg
    .....
    .....
    Keep Clone Stamping until you're happy. Subject will NOT look good but that's okay. Just make sure the background of your image looks good and all the flash shadow you want to remove is cleanly cloned out. For the next step I'm going to assume you know the finer points of making and refining a selection, which is what you'll do here. If you don't, that's another conversation. Now, let's get back to work...
    .....
    Hide the New Blank Layer, but keep the Background layer and Background Copy layers visible.
    Select the Background Copy to work on.
    Using the Quick Select Tool, select the Subject.
    Once you have the subject fully selected, SHIFT+Click the "Select and Mask" button on the top toolbar. This will open a Properties tab.
    This Properties tab is where you'll feather the selection and generally refine it.
    When you're done scroll to the bottom of the Properties tab, find the "Output to" drop-down menu and select, "New Layer With Layer Mask".
    Click "OK".
    .....
    What made me happy today (post yours)-step-2.jpg
    .....
    Selecting your output will take you to your editing screen and you'll see you have a new top-most layer, complete with selection mask. You'll also see the flash shadow but Don't Panic: It's magic time: Hide the Background Copy layer and... Voila!

    You may now delete the Background Copy layer and flatten the image, or continue editing as you see fit.

    Hope that helps!
    Yes, it does! Thanks, Paul.
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  9. #19
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    Re: What made me happy today (post yours)

    I think I'll be happy for having the day! And again, tomorrow!

    WM
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