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Help needed

Oct 20, 2011, 13:47 (This post was last modified: Oct 21, 2011 12:33 by alison har.)
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Help needed
Could someone assist me how can I clone a perfect raw without messing it. ( I need to remove the text)
I tired but..:@just couldn't get it right
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Oct 20, 2011, 20:05
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RE: Help needed
This one is indeed not easy, because of the dithering. I think you best bet is to rebuild the image over the text:
  • Duplicate your layer
  • select a square of pure dithering (no line art) as large as possible
  • copy to clipboard
  • in your pattern selection, use the first pattern in the list (a.k.a "clipboard"): this must be your dithering.
  • test it: create a new image on the side (about 10x your dithering pattern) and bucket-fill it with the pattern. You'll likely see very a very visible periodic pattern. Crop your pattern by one pixel and do it again, until you get rid of both vertical and horizontal lines.
  • in the original image, use the freehand select tool to delineate the area with text and with the same dithering. Feather the selection by 2 or 3 pixels
  • bucket-fill the selection with the pattern: the text is gone, but so are the lines...
  • add a new transparent layer
  • Make the corrected layer invisible, so that what you see below the new layer is the original version
  • You can now draw replacement lines on the new layer, by following the lines in the original layer (you'll of course have to invent some). Use a slightly fuzzy brush. If you have a tablet, things are going to be a lot easier...
  • admire your work by toggling the visibility of the original layer and the re-dithered one.
If you are going to fix several images, you will create a collection of dithering patters that can be reused (you can save Patterns)

PS: this is Gimp-land, our PSDs are the XCF files Smile

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