Vanishing Point in Photoshop
now there is one other little bit of cloning I want to touch on, and it's for a fairly unusual situation. But just in case it comes up, it's a tool that was introduced in Photoshop quite a while ago, and it sat there in relative obscurity ever since because it has a very specific purpose. But if it if you ever run into this, it's good to know it's available. I would say it's definitely not day to day, but any time that perspective is introduced in the picture now things change because we're looking at a photograph where things air straight on. Cloning is easy cause you conclude from up here or down there. But if there's perspective now, that window over there is a different size in that window over here, or whatever it might be. So any time there's some angles and perspective need to clone. Now all bets are off because it's not gonna look real because you're gonna try and clone something. It's further away. It's not gonna match. So in a case like this, I wanted to clone over whatever t...
his thing is. I want to get rid of it. I want to make sure I'm not missing any of the perspective or the ends of these. Whatever those are, you can tell I didn't take this photo because it's things I don't know what they are that I want to remove parts up. So if you add a new layer, always add new layer and the filter we're gonna use is called Vanishing Point. And quite frankly, I normally replaced this keyboard shortcut with to use somewhere else because Vanishing Point comes up once in a blue moon. But it's good to know that it is available because they'll be times or like what was perfect causes that side of the building going down the street. And to get rid of that little thing, this will help me because it keeps that perspective. So the vanishing point filter looks like this opens up this whole window, and the first thing I do is create a grid that matches up with the perspective. And the first seven times you do this, it will take you a while because you have to sort of figure out where to go after that. You're like, OK, kind of got this. So you start somewhere, usually on the line. Now. The trick to this is you don't have to make the grid the full size. You have to make it the right angles. You pick an area where I can go from here to here on this line and so something like this. So you say, trying match that line and then come over toe this line and over like this I'm trying to match anything like the edge of that basket that's going to give me perspective now that actually worked much better than I thought it was going to show you. As you can see, it didn't work. If it's blew, it worked. If it's a different color, let me see if I can get one. Like if it's yellow, that's like caution your clothes, but is not quite good enough. And if you get red is like now you suck. You're like, really bad at this. You can't do it at all. So you want to see blue once you've got it, and I mean, some people do the full thing I usually find if I can get it right in one little portion, then you can just drag on this handle and extend it in any way you want so that you're matching everything. Okay, so blue is good. Any other color means you're not quite there yet. Then you go to look at that. It looks like the clone stamp tool, but it's just the stamp tool because it's inside this one, so it's different, but it's the same, and it's a little weird at first because it doesn't act. You use it the same way, but it doesn't look quite the same way as you might be used to up with the top here. It allows you to pick the size and the softness and the opacity. And I would put healing on because, as we know by now, anything with the word healing and it tends to do a slightly better job. Other than that, you still do the same thing. Option are all click on a reference point, and I would use something like a line like the the space between the pieces of wood here option. Click there and then come up and make sure you're lining up the same area and now is your cloning. It's cloning, and as I keep going further along is going to keep going in perspective now. Normally, of course, I would clone a new start with a new reference would be just to show you how what's happening is it's really going along with perspective. See how even though the colors might not be matching perfectly, the lines in the planks are are matching up. Even though it's going further and further, the planks are getting smaller and smaller. So clearly that's a real quick hack job. But you get the idea that I don't know how well in regular photoshopped you how you do it, because as you clone it, just something wouldn't start matching anymore because suddenly it's still cloning from planks that are this big. But in perspective, they're getting smaller. And even though it doesn't say anything in terms of out putting this, the fact that I made a new layer first means when I click. Okay, the results are on a separate layer, so now you can do further tweaking if necessary. So the this has a very specific purpose. I wouldn't use it on a database of just the person standing in the road, but if the road is going off in the distance, you're trying to get rid of something up there and you want to make sure the stripes in the road or what? You know what I mean? Anything that's got that perspective, that's what this is for. And it was introduced. I wish I could tell you it was quite a while ago. Like CS, I don't know to remember anymore was quite a long time ago. At the time, we were like Vanishing Point, and what was funny was every single demonstration I saw. Some people might remember this kind of maybe laugh after while because no matter who was demonstrating at Adobe, it was always, Ah, bulldog and a piece of rope sitting on someone's pool deck because it was like the only image that people had that work work really well. Every other. It was like. So if you have this exact problem of a piece of rope on a pool deck, this is the tool for you. But anything else that people start, really? Oh, if I have a building going off into the distance and only has one window on a second window, but in the right perspective, I would clone a copy of that window and it would therefore copy that perspective down the line. So take that for what it's worth once you know it's there. I've seen people realize, Oh, this will be a really good solution. Just as an aside, um, probably one the most recent times I uses. And it was totally not in my thought process at all until I really started analyzing someone something. Someone sent me a photograph. They asked if I could restore the photograph, and it had a piece missing right in the top corner. And the photo was very old photo of people on like a Victorian beach, and the background there was appear going like this, and I suddenly realized, How can I clone with appear doesn't exist anymore. Make a look a real Santa Vanishing Point. So I use Vanishing Point on an old photograph to make sure that when I was cloning that Pierre continued in the correct orientation and it took two minutes, and after I was finished, I was like, Okay, that makes that tool worth of knots again something. And every day comes up a boy. When it does, you know you've got just the perfect tool for and It's not Onley because that I want to stress is not just in my case. I wanted to remove something, but if I decided whatever that thing waas still not what it looks like a thing for a weed whacker to me. If I want another one over here and I want to duplicate, I would clone and it would get the right angle on. Be smaller because it's further away. So that's what vanishing point does. It does other things, too, but that's it's in our frame of reference to do with cloning and things like that. That's where Vanishing Point comes into the picture.