Backscatter removal for frogfish picture
Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:18 PM
Picture was taken on fuji f31fd, f8, 1/60, iso200 with a inon d-2000. Thanks in advance.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:00 AM
-use quick mask, paint the fish (fine tune as necessary)
-switch back to regular mode
-inverse the mask selection
-add a new layer
-gradient tool (black to clear) from the top down (repeat as necessary on gradient tool)
UW photo methods
Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:09 AM
Using the eydropper tool, sample the color of your background.
Use the brush tool, but set the mode to 'Darken' and simply paint over the areas with the worst backscatter. You may experiment with the opacity also, if the result looks too artificial.
I hope this helps.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:56 PM
Edited by Balrog, 21 January 2009 - 12:06 AM.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:24 PM
(1) make a duplicate layer
(2) apply gaussian blur filter radius 10 - 15 pixels
(3) add mask
(4) fill mask with black: original appearance is restored
(5) paint white mask at 50% flow over particles in water: they disappear!
(6) flatten layers -
This is the fastest way I know to remove backscatter without degrading the image. One problem is that particles near to the animal may be rendered as a coloured blur, and might need a bit of cloning, or the patch tool to tidy them up.