Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul 6:57pm, 29 November 2007
I had a smudge on one of my show photos that needed to be fixed before I sent it for it's final printing. I messed with it and messed with it and after thinking that I was never going to be able to fix it, and I think I finally did this morning. I ended up cloning a small section from another part of the photo over the smudge and then I blended it with heavy use of the smudge and sponge tools in Elements. Does the repair look OK to all of you?

Here is the photo with the smudge still in tact:
Portfolio and November 2007 168

And the photo with the repair:
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Akatzmarkphotography 11 years ago
looks good to me, a little fuzzy still on the left side, but not to noticable, if you still want me to take a wack at it you can send it again, sorry.

Wow, I have looked and looked at the original and can't find a smudge. Maybe because of the low res image?
K. Praslowicz 11 years ago
Its right up by the branch above the two cherries with the leaf near the center.

Looks like the healing brush gone wild.
It's there, Shawn. It is really noticable in the print. It is sort of above the large leaf in the midlde of the photo and the smudge covers a little bit of brown branch, giving the bit of branch a bluish, fuzzy look. In the same spot in the 2nd picture you can see where the branch piece was cloned in.

Ariel, do you mean it looks fuzzy to the left on the spot where I made the repair?

Okay, all of this is confusing me! I am going to make you two and anyone else here that wants to give me their input as "family" in my stream so that you can see the photos there and be able to include notes on the photos so we can better communicate what we are talking about!
K. Praslowicz 11 years ago
And, because its is kind of on-topic: Two fun ways to solve "Spot the difference" images like this.

The absolute most quickest way to find a difference between two digital photos.

Copy one and open it in photoshop. Paste the other above it on a new layer. Inverse the colors on the top layer and reduce opacity to 50%. SHA-ZANG! Any editing will jump out and slap you in the face.

Or if you really want to do it the fun way. Rearange the images side by side, scale them down, and stare them down like you're looking at a magic eye. Once you get then to converge, The edits snap out as well.
Sjixxxy, does the repair look okay or no?
I tried to do that, Sjixxy, but I am so lacking in Photoshop skill that I couldn't figure out out to do it. I just started working in Photoshop about 2 weeks ago.
HBRstudios 11 years ago
I think you did a bang up job on it!
Thanks, Brian!
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