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Damien Symonds

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About Damien Symonds

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  • Main editing computer
    PC desktop
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  • Monitor Calibrator
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  1. Pirongia Milky Way

    Can't wait to see!
  2. Pirongia Milky Way

    Attagirl. Now you're catching on. Yes, cloning will be fine for that. Ok, so with the layers remaining, add masks to them (except the bottom one, of course) and use a big soft brush to blend them together.
  3. Pirongia Milky Way

    Great. And are there any of the layers which you don't need? The fewer layers you have, the less masking you need to do.
  4. Pirongia Milky Way

    How well did it do? Are the stars overlaid perfectly on each layer?
  5. Help on how to remove a flare, please?

    There's more info about dodge and burn here: https://www.damiensymonds.net/simple-dodge-and-burn-tutorial.html And it's included in this video: https://www.damiensymonds.net/liquify-demonstration-cloning-dodge-burn.html And you can learn about Channel Mixer here: https://www.damiensymonds.net/channel-mixer-class
  6. Help on how to remove a flare, please?

    You're welcome.
  7. Help on how to remove a flare, please?

    First, add a Channel Mixer layer. On the Red Output Channel, enter 0, +60, +60, +12 for the four values. Then mask that layer to the flare area (and a little more around, to blend it in to the surrounding skin). Then add the two layers of the Handyman Method, and start patiently working to finalise the fix. Take your time - work with low opacity brushes. This is slow work if you want to do it well. This is what your layers panel will look like:
  8. Help on how to remove a flare, please?

    Yes it is!!! I'm about to show you! I just didn't want to take the time if you didn't like it. Give me a minute ...
  9. Keep going. Try to get to 80. Then simply recalibrate as the first step.
  10. Help on how to remove a flare, please?

    This is the best I can manage. Will it be good enough?
  11. Help on how to remove a flare, please?

    Yes, I know, and this is catastrophically bad. You're wasting all the potential of your photos Please consider the class.
  12. Well, it might, or it might not. Problems caused by full hard drives are unpredictable. But even if it doesn't fix this problem, it will certainly prevent the truckload of problems which are lurking just around the corner.
  13. WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is catastrophic. Brian always recommends at least 1/3rd free space, and yours only has 1/10th. You HAVE to clear some space. You're lucky your computer even starts up. You're very lucky if a dodgy calibration is your only problem.