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    Help with cropping a photo

    Here's the newbie again! I have learned so very much on this site.

    I have this photo which of course I will crop the top of roof out...aspect ratio is off its like 8x16...trying to position it..I kind of like the tree in it because I think it shows the height of where I'm at...but want to retain the housing along bottom...not sure how is the best way to do it.I want to do a 4x6 but having difficulties. Maybe its not that great of photo but I liked the concept of being higher up...Help with cropping a photo

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Well I'd straighten the horizon first, with about a 1 degree anti clockwise correction.

    Then you may be able to clone out the roof, and the foliage on the top left and right hand side of the frame, leaving the fir and the background. Then you should be able to crop however you'd like - 16:9 ratio might work nicely

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    I would do some copy paste on the left corners. (top AND bottom)

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Quote Originally Posted by splashy View Post
    I would do some copy paste on the left corners. (top AND bottom)
    Not sure I'm following you??

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    I'd try cloning in the way Phil suggested too Terri.

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Well I hope you don't mind, Terri:

    Step by step:

    1 - 1 degree counter clockwise rotation
    2 - 3:2 landscape crop
    3 - removed foliage

    then, as optional extras:

    4 - Tonal contrast, in Nik Software Color Efex
    5 - White Neitraliser, in Nik Software Color Efex
    6 - Graduated Neutral Density, in Nik Software Color Efex

    Help with cropping a photo

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    I think this is something as Phil Page was describing (with 1 degree correction and cloning) - this is in the 6x4 AR that you wanted:
    Help with cropping a photo

    WW

    addendum . . . well, maybe not exactly what he meant . . . I did the edit and then
    Phil posted the above, whilst I took time out to coffee . . .
    Last edited by William W; 11th September 2013 at 11:12 PM. Reason: Reloaded picture

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Quote Originally Posted by William W View Post
    I think this is something as Phil Page was describing (with 1 degree correction and cloning) - this is in the 6x4 AR that you wanted:
    Help with cropping a photo

    WW Bill I couldn't get your page to load of pic.

    addendum . . . well, maybe not exactly what he meant . . . I did the edit and then
    Phil posted the above, whilst I took time out to coffee . . .

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    Well I hope you don't mind, Terri:

    Step by step:

    1 - 1 degree counter clockwise rotation
    2 - 3:2 landscape crop
    3 - removed foliage

    then, as optional extras:

    4 - Tonal contrast, in Nik Software Color Efex
    5 - White Neitraliser, in Nik Software Color Efex
    6 - Graduated Neutral Density, in Nik Software Color Efex

    Help with cropping a photo
    This is beautiful...I'm going to have to figure out how to do it in PSE. Did you clone out the roof?

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    I have reloaded the picture in Post #7.
    It was my error that you could not see it, sorry for that.

    In my interpretation of your image I cloned out the Brown Roof, but I thought that you wanted the edge of the Balcony to remain (I assume that white piece is the balcony edge).

    WW

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Quote Originally Posted by William W View Post
    I think this is something as Phil Page was describing (with 1 degree correction and cloning) - this is in the 6x4 AR that you wanted:
    Help with cropping a photo

    WW

    addendum . . . well, maybe not exactly what he meant . . . I did the edit and then
    Phil posted the above, whilst I took time out to coffee . . .
    Awesome!! Thanks so much for doing this for me!! Did you do this in photoshop? I'm having difficulty cloning...it looks spotty to me...and getting those branches out of the tree!!!! Ugh!
    Last edited by terrig; 13th September 2013 at 08:31 PM.

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    Re: Help with cropping a photo

    Yes Photoshop, an early version, 3, on a laptop whilst I was travelling - more fun than reading books.
    Don't set the "hardness" too high I probably used about 3~5%. Keep practicing and note the numbers that you use each time. I've found that most people learn what settings intuitively if they have enough practices on the one image - then the skill builds from that experience.

    WW

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