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  • how do i add an area onto a photo please?

    Posted by Dave Bruce on August 10, 2004 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Gang,

    I am looking for some advice on how to add an area on to a photograph. I have a phto of a white rose on a dark almost black background, but there is not enough room at the top of the picture to add the company name so I need to add some of the same colour.

    I have tried the clone thing in Photopaint but it seems to give me the whole area below the two spots 😳

    So any help please.

    Alan Drury replied 19 years, 9 months ago 7 Members · 17 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 8:45 pm

    email it to me mate, admin@uksignboards.com and ill load it back here done. (thats if i can do it :wink:)
    ide try explain but i am using photoshop 7 so not realy gonna help much 😕

  • Dave Bruce

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 8:54 pm

    That would be great Rob but it doesn’t teach me for the next time, however I can appreciate the problems of explaining it. The file is at work so if I don’t get an explanation tonight I will send it tomorrow.

    Cheers Bud

    Dave

  • Carrie Brown

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:03 pm

    I hope this is right:

    1.
    Load image into corel, right click on image and click edit bimap (or whatever)
    2.
    In corelphoto select the area you want, right click and click copy
    3.
    Go back to corel where original image is, right click and paste.

    It has just worked for me.

    Carrie 😀

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:03 pm

    well not sure “without looking at it” but if you just need to increase that area. draw a marquee “dotted box” around that area. click copy then paste and using your arrow keys move it up, into position. zoom in to see of it is aligned correct. if its a good match flatten the image.
    if not, try flipping the image verticle. (the copied part i mean) & see how that looks.
    i have various ways of doing this in photoshop, 1, im not that good at explaining using software, 2,dont even know if it will work with your software 😕 :lol1: :lol1:

  • Kev

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:12 pm

    Dave
    What I thought would be be an easy way around this is:
    Open image in Photopaint
    Use eyedroper tool to get the RGB value of the dark Background
    Create new image larger than the one with the rose, using the RGB value from the eydropper
    Select rose image and paste into new slightly larger image just created, finally crop down to what size or parts you require
    OK it sounds long winded but it only took about 1min to do
    Kev

  • Andy Gorman

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:14 pm

    Can you just mask the rose, and then place it onto a new, black background?

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:23 pm

    a newbie to coral i’m afraid!! but big g’s suggestion sounds rather methodical!! 😀 i’m away to try it!! 😮

    nik

  • Dave Bruce

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks Carrie worked a treat on another photo so I will try it on the rose 2morrow. So simple when you know how.

    Thanks guys I will try the other methods too.

    You are all stars.

    Dave

  • Dave Bruce

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:40 pm

    Just tried Kevs method but it selects just one value (cos it acts on 1 pixel perhaps) then does not blend into the background too well which is ofcourse various shades, being a photo, it has got me practising anyway.

    Thanks
    again

    Dave

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:47 pm

    nice one carrie as dave mentioned worked a treat!! thanks!! 😀
    i could not for the life of me find trace in corel draw? help please 😮

    Nik

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:47 pm

    trust me eh?
    i get you now. you wanted to increase the canvas size?

    the colour sampler is always the way to get exact match on the colour your trying to match.

    the method i was explaining would be done if the background was more an image rather than a solid colour.

    touching up small areas can be done using the cloning tool. large areas like a block its better to copy and paste.
    but the full background, just increase canvas size then colour sample then bucket tool to fill…

    🙄

  • Carrie Brown

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:56 pm

    Nik open up the curve flyout on the left and you will find the freehand and bezier tools and you can auto trace …… I think 😀

    Oh yeah its the tab below the zoom tool

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 9:58 pm

    does corel not have a magic selct wand that you select the background then click select inverse and it finds the object automaticaly?

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 10:01 pm

    got them carrie!! thanks i just done this will on holiday… 🙄 🙄

    cause it’s a new programme, takes a bit of time to get used too!! 😀
    anyway now i know who i can turn too!!

    thanks Nik 😀 😀

  • Carrie Brown

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 10:09 pm

    Glad I can help Nik, not that often I get too :lol1: Shout anytime & If I can help I will 😀

    Are you still on your hols … have you actually gone away or at home?

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    August 10, 2004 at 10:17 pm

    home i’m afraid!! had the worst holiday ever, builders waking me up every morning at 7.30 even at the weekends!! 😮 😮 and i worked the whole 10 days i was on holiday!! 😀 😀 never mind though, i like to keep busy!! next time i will lock gates and book a drea….mmmm holiday!! been saying that for years!! 🙄 🙄 the joys of being self-employed!! 😉 😉

    Nik

  • Alan Drury

    Member
    August 11, 2004 at 7:44 am

    Robert, Corel Draw doesn’t have a magic wand tool but Corel Photo Paint (part of the suite) does. If you have a bitmap in Draw double clicking should launch Paint – after bitmap editing, closing Paint will put the item back into Draw. Draw has only a few bitmap editing function. For those needing a bitmap in an irregular shape with no background check out the Powerclip function under Effects in Draw.
    Alan

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