LightningPaul

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The Passing Duck


While taking pictures of my children, this funny but nice duck passed my view.


TECH-INFO: one RAW file converted into a 16 bit TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I darkened the background by making a selection of the duck using the quick selection tool and the refine selected edge. This way works very well (normally I use a pen to paint on the masks of layers). The beak and feet of the duck got more contrast and made a bit brighter (as well the fir apple on the left). A little but very disturbing wooden branch covering the duck and his left foot is removed. Not with the clone tool but with an own developed method of using a combination of the patch tool and making little copies of parts of the image (mainly of the duck). Some of those copies are altered with the free transform tool.

The Passing Duck


While taking pictures of my children, this funny but nice duck passed my view.


TECH-INFO: one RAW file converted into a 16 bit TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I darkened the background by making a selection of the duck using the quick selection tool and the refine selected edge. This way works very well (normally I use a pen to paint on the masks of layers). The beak and feet of the duck got more contrast and made a bit brighter (as well the fir apple on the left). A little but very disturbing wooden branch covering the duck and his left foot is removed. Not with the clone tool but with an own developed method of using a combination of the patch tool and making little copies of parts of the image (mainly of the duck). Some of those copies are altered with the free transform tool.

comments (6)

Clever processing, Paul.
Great timing on the tilting of the leg
LightningPaul: Thanks Chantal, I have to say I was a bit lucky too. BTW: this duck has the Dutch nationality smile
A beautiful result to all your hard work, Paul.
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2010, 17:01
cute little guy.
I love the colours of its beak and legs.
  • Luis
  • Mexico
  • 16 Apr 2010, 03:15
Man, the detail is exquisite.

I just started using a pen --purchased a Bamboo touch and pen, very cool.

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