Today I wrote something slightly deviate from what I usually presented in my blog. It’s Nothing, BUT it’s just to share the experience.
USUALLY, I don’t like photographing a subject that appears badly on the viewfinder, especially when I take a closeup photo. At least, this subject should appear flawless.
One day, I took a closeup photo of a handsome male butterfly, unfortunately, he has a broken wing. I would have been so sorry if I wasted this photo for granted, because most of this butterfly part is not defective. So I’m not discouraged to keep it in my files, even I’ve made a copy of an improvement to the photo that appears so cool as an intact butterfly.
The above picture is the result of the photoshopping from this original photo. As you can see, it has a broken wing tail on the left. Then I use Photoshop to repair it.
First step: Copy the tail from the right wing as a replacement part for the left wing. I used rectangular marquee tool to block the tail, then right hand click. On the screen appear the menu then select Layer via Copy.
Second step: when you select Layer via Copy, you can notice on the below right hand side layer 1 is added highlighted by blue color. It meas you are working on this layer. Drag the layer to the close position of the broken wing using the Move Tool.
Third step: Rotate the layer (part of the tail) in to the right position. Click Edit, select Transform, then select rotate. Since we are working on this Layer, we can rotate and move it as necessary. Select Move Tool to move the tail closer to the broken wing.
Forth Step: Erase outer part of the layer copy by using Erase Tool. Then Save this work in JPEG File by the following way: Click File, click Save – popup will show you in where the file want to save, let say I select My Picture, don’t forget to change the format of its file from Photoshop (*PSD.*PDD) to JPEG (*JPG.*JPEG.*JPE) then click Save. Now you have a picture in the file as JPEG file in which you will finalize your repair on the photo.
Close the Photoshop and repeat to open the file you have save with Photoshop again as seen below. Use Healing Brush Tool to finish the tail, by copying the line of the tail on to the joining area. And finish it by saving the picture again.
Any comment or question on this? I would be so happy to hearing from you.