Snook Posted February 12, 2016 Share Posted February 12, 2016 (edited) Hey Damien I've been going through your tutorial on preparing images for a wrapped canvas and I'm feeling a bit stuck. I took a photo a couple of nights ago and framed it exactly as I wanted it and even ended up using a couple of other shots to fill in areas that needed a bit extra, so there's really no extra parts of the image that I planned to crop out. While I know you should shoot loosely if there's any chance of your photo ending up on a canvas etc.. I only shot this for me and some friends and family have gotten a bit excited about it and I've been asked for prints and a canvas. The canvas is 20cm x 30cm (8"x12") and I've created the new document, extended the canvas size in black for the wrap area and and placed my photo, as per your tutorial, and I've attached a screen shot of this. Obviously I can stretch the image out a bit and cut some off of what you will see when the canvas is hanging up but a huge part of what people seem to love about the photo is how high the Milky Way goes up and the general composition, so I feel like I'd be losing impact by just stretching it out to cover the whole wrap area (although the ground at the bottom is so narrow that I'd have to closet some of it in to the wrap area or the house would be sitting on the bottom of the canvas). I've added a second screen shot with the image extended out to cover the whole wrap (reduced to 70% opacity) but I've had to push it up so that there's still ground under the house and would have to clone in the black area at the bottom of the frame. Because I have to push the image up so much to compensate for the narrow ground area, I lose even more of the Milky Way than I otherwise would. The way the light and colours change through the sky make me feel like it's an impossible job to clone the wrap areas in and I don't think I'm too shabby at cloning in general (although obviously not as good as you are). Do you have any suggestions on what the best way is to get the wrap areas filled without losing a huge chunk of the photo in the area that will be visible? ETA: I put this in here rather than in preparing for print as it's more about the cloning/editing part than the preparation process, if that makes sense? Edited February 12, 2016 by Snook Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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