Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
let's move on to other challenges because with advanced retouching, they're a bunch of them now in this image, I'm not gonna spend the time to make it perfect, and that's just because I'm trying to share with you one tip, and to fix the rest of the image, I would have to use other techniques that kind of techniques will use on other pictures. Now here we have telephone lines that I would like to get rid of, and if you look, they go across very complex areas. So let's see if we can figure out how to deal with telephone lines. Well, usually, I would end up using what's called the spot healing brush, the spot healing brushes when where it figures out where to copy from. But when I use it across the sky, I find it's important that I do this first image mode and I check how maney bits My picture is. If you're working with JPEG file, which is what this is, you're going to be an eight bit mode. Eight. That mode. What it means is you have 256 brightness levels on your picture total between whi...
te and black you have 256. Well, I find when retouching across the sky, if I'm in that mode, often times Aiken tell exactly where I've done retouching. It doesn't blend thief shades together enough, so I make sure I'm in 16 bit. bit means you can have thousands and thousands of shades of gray, and it makes it so it can create smoother transitions. Now, if your image started an eight bit and you're converting the 16 that doesn't suddenly ADM or information to your file, it just makes it so. That tool I'm about to use can put more information in your file. It's kind of like having a garage that can fit four cars and you buy new house that can fit eight cars, but you only own four, and so you get to your new house. You throw your four cars in there, you have room for more. But there your collection of cards isn't actually that big. Well, when I do this right here, we still have an eight bit picture. But it's in a 16 bit rapper like being in an eight car garage. It's got more space it could use, and that makes it so this particular tool can now make more subtle transitions. And I find oftentimes it looks better when going across the sky. Then what I want to do is get a brush that's not dramatically big. And I'm going to click on one end of a telephone line, like right up here, where it touches the edge of the picture, and I'm gonna make sure my brush is centered on it vertically. I'm gonna click and let go. Then I'm going to move my brush to another area. I'm going to hold the shift key, and I'm gonna make sure my brushes again centered on the line vertically, and I'm gonna click when you shift. Click you get a straight line is if you manually painted from where you clicked last to where you are now in. Therefore, it should paint over that particular area. But then telephone lines often sag in, so I can't often go across the entire length of it without having to use a huge brush to cover it without getting outside of my brush stroke. And that's why did a shorter, lengthier I'll find a natural break like right about here in the telephone line. I'm gonna hold down the shift key, and I'm gonna click again. And in that area, it would be most ideal if I used a smaller brush because it would retouch less of that image. But we're gonna be fine here. I'll hold shift. I'm gonna click right here. Then I'll hold shift and click over here in each time making sure I'm vertically centered on whatever. I'm trying to get rid off and I'll do the same thing down here to this line. Hold, shift, click about here, Hold shift. And it's not gonna be perfect in there. But I'm gonna try shift. It looks pretty straight. So I'm going to go all the way over there. Keep going, click and look one more up here at the top shift. And if it ends up leaving a little tail on the end there, just go to the where that starts. And that's where I'd clicked to begin. Then will come to here. Follow that down to maybe about here. That's where I should be using a smaller brush so it messes up less of the image, and then I might manually paint there, but getting it away from the sky. The key is 16 bit mode. That's what gives you a smooth and results. So many people start with eight bit. They use it and you can see exactly where your paint strokes are. You need to be in 16. Then the second thing is to click in one spot, hold shift and click on another. So it draws a straight line for you because otherwise you end up going across an area and you're so sloppy with your painting, you end up retouching a much larger area that was truly needed Now, after that, it's a matter of zooming up and actually being critical of these areas, and I'm actually not going to do that on this image. Unfortunately, that's because I have a different image where we're going to talk about how I deal with complex areas. But for now, we can look at this to see what kind of a job it did, and I can see a lot of repeated areas like here, here, copied from this edge and put it down further what I would have done. And there is most likely used a smaller brush so there wouldn't be such a wide area that's being changed, and then I'd have to come back afterwards in retouch all those areas that have inappropriate content.