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    Removing mesh fence from F1 photo

    I took the attached photo of Lewis Hamilton passing the finish line at this weekend's F1 race. Unfortunately the photo is rather spoilt by the mesh fence. Is there any wizz photo manipulation algorithms that can reduce / remove this?

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    It'll take a bit of time but newer versions of Photoshop can remove it using the "Content Aware Fill" function.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBCj8Kg9lZg
    Last edited by Lampoc; 20th July 2021 at 17:05. Reason: add Youtube link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    It'll take a bit of time but newer versions of Photoshop can remove it using the "Content Aware Fill" function.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBCj8Kg9lZg
    Thatís impressive stuff! Although, as you suggest, needs serious patience!

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    I do high end retouch work for a living, I see about 4-6 hours work to do that properly. (£200-£300) probably better off buying an image from one of the professionals who were at the race.
    You could get one of the retouch outfits in Bangladesh/India to do it for $50 but there’s no guarantee of decent results. I use them for pathing/cut-outs but always have to take time to finesse the paths to get a decent mask.

    Edit: content aware fill looks great in the YouTube demo but is not up to the job on anything remotely complex or detailed, often younspend more time making what it’s done acceptable than it would take to do the work using other tools.
    Last edited by MrSmith; 20th July 2021 at 20:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Edit: content aware fill looks great in the YouTube demo but is not up to the job on anything remotely complex or detailed, often younspend more time making what itís done acceptable than it would take to do the work using other tools.
    Agree with you there,
    Working in 3D, I do alot of texture work and while you get can get an okayish result reusing content aware, the post-fill clean up, and imprecision can make it a pain.
    Personally it's something i'd approach by manually painting over the image using texture brushes, pattern fills combined with layered local clones.


    looks like a fun distraction, might give it a shot tomorrow, when i'm back at the Cintiq.

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    Thanks all - as I anticipated it is not trivial. I'll keep it as is as a momento of a great day!

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    This reminds me of times gone by when fences and motor racing are mentioned. I always remember seeing the signs "Motor racing is dangerous"!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMoh5hZAaZk

    In my times spectating, I have seen several "accidents" to the crowd via bits flying through the air. Only one led to a fatality thankfully.

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    Unpopular opinion but IMO it looks great as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Thatís impressive stuff! Although, as you suggest, needs serious patience!
    Unmesh is a PS genius.

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    Clouds arenít great, and i could probably touch up the people better, but iíve got a migraine coming so called it quits for today


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    Excellent work there ... I was going to suggest putting the job on Fiverr for a £20 gig I bet that would get a decent result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    Clouds arenít great, and i could probably touch up the people better, but iíve got a migraine coming so called it quits for today

    That is insanely good - thank you so much. I owe you a beer when your migraine has gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwillans View Post
    That is insanely good - thank you so much. I owe you a beer when your migraine has gone!
    Itís all good, maybe chuck a few quid to the fundraiser instead, good karma all round then

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    Wow, that is very good indeed for a quick job! Well done Endo! (Just noticed that endo is an anagram of done).

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    I would not achieve that level, even without the migraine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    Itís all good, maybe chuck a few quid to the fundraiser instead, good karma all round then
    Great idea - £20 has been added to the fundraiser. Thank you again for doing this.

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    For these kinda things look on people per hour normally find good people on there for photo shopping for cheap prices


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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    Clouds arenít great, and i could probably touch up the people better, but iíve got a migraine coming so called it quits for today
    Incredible job!

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    Great job. Expect a few PMs asking if you can Photoshop a jawline into a LinkedIn profile pic or remove a second chin.

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    Really well done, superb result. I use a similar function in the GIMP sometimes to remove litter from outdoor photos and similar trivial tasks, but that's proper talented.

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    Endo what a great gesture in enhancing and preserving the OPís original and special photo. Its actions like this and the top up of the fundraiser that make me proud to be a member on here.

    Steve

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    What amazing work and resultsÖ..

    The TZ spirit is still alive and wellÖ.

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    Iím gobsmacked by that edit. I had no idea such a thing could be done so well.
    Fantastic job and fantastic gesture.


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    Agreed, fantastic work!

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    Brilliant edit, I do photo editing most days but do little remove/mask type work, when I do itís a ball ache so top respect for removing that fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Unmesh is a PS genius.
    I've just spent 10 minutes Googling for a PS utility called Unmesh!

    Great work, btw, Endo.

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    Cheers guys, it's a fun break from the usual PS/3ds work i do.
    Downside is, fresh eyes this morning and I've found a billion things that need fixed lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by jwillans View Post
    Great idea - £20 has been added to the fundraiser. Thank you again for doing this.
    You're a star, nice one



    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Great job. Expect a few PMs asking if you can Photoshop a jawline into a LinkedIn profile pic or remove a second chin.
    Could be worse, pm's after something for their tinder/grinder profile.

    Content-aware scale would lead to some hilariously "tiny" results.

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    Iím pretty good in photoshop but that made me sweat so that result is stunning as far as Iím concerned! Nice one Endo!


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    Removing mesh fence from F1 photo

    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I've just spent 10 minutes Googling for a PS utility called Unmesh!

    Great work, btw, Endo.

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    PMSL! In hindsight I understand the confusion

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