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    Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

    As requested by Jeff, this is how I extended the canvas on his recent red kite shot. It is similar to the tip i posted a few months back but with the wing feathers right on the top edge, a few additional steps are needed.

    Open original image in PS or Elements and duplicate the background

    Increase the canvas size with ctrl, alt and C and in the box which appears ensure that the box of arrows at the bottom are pointing upwards and enter an additional 200 pixels for the height and click OK - the colour of the extension is not important

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    02.jpg

    Grab the rectangular marquee tool and make selections either side of wings

    03.jpg

    Ctrl plus T and grab the top middle handle and pull up to stretch the sky

    04.jpg

    Double click within the area and then deselect.

    Select the magic wand tool and clikck on the sky until it is all selected and then on the black area until everything is selected apart from the kite - select the clone tool (soft brush and around 100px} and you can now clone within the selected area without affecting the bird

    06.jpg

    Now deselect and reduce the brush size to about 10px and hardness 75% to just tidy up the feather which was touching the original edge of the image

    Finally crop, flatten and save the image

    07.jpg

    Stan
    Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

    http://neptuno-photography.foliopic.com/
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    #2
    Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

    great tip Stan - its not something I've had to do yet but I've bookmarked this page for when I do

    cheers
    :- Ian

    5D Mk III, 24-105 / 70-200 f2.8 L / 100-400 Mk II / 100 macro / 16-35 L / 11-24 L / 1.4 & 2x converters and a bad back carrying it all ;o)

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      #3
      Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

      Cheers stan ,will have a go later and see how I do ,very handy to know ,thanks for taking the time and effort

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        #4
        Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

        Just had a play with PS CC and found another way

        Select the crop tool and drag round the whole image, pull the center handle upwards for as much as you need click enter, this should now show an extended canvas

        Select the rectangular marquee and drag round only the extended canvas go to edit and in the drop down choose fill, and in the box that appears choose Content Aware and enter

        This worked really well on your image but I do not know how to post my effort without putting on my Flickr page which I did not think would be right

        Do not know if Content Aware is available in Elements

        Alan

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          #5
          Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

          Hi James

          Thats another way but only if you have PS CC. I checked on my Elements 12 which does have content aware but that option is not available for "fill"
          This worked really well on your image but I do not know how to post my effort without putting on my Flickr page which I did not think would be right

          I didnt put any of the images on flickr but just uploaded straight from th4e computer as the quality for this section didnt matter

          Stan
          Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

          http://neptuno-photography.foliopic.com/
          flickr

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            #6
            Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

            Content Aware-2.jpg

            Thanks Stan

            Alan

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              #7
              Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

              Thanks for the tip Stan

              Tom

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                #8
                Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

                Thats a very useful post Stan.
                Andrew

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                  #9
                  Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

                  Nice tip Stan
                  Alex

                  EOS 5D Mk 1V EOS 7D Mk ii Lenses EFS 18-55mm EFS 55-250mm EF 50mm 24-105mm Sigma EX 70-200 Sigma 150-600c

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                    #10
                    Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

                    Good tip, thanks for that Stan.
                    Andy
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                      #11
                      Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

                      thanks guys

                      Of course this is only one way of doing it - see Alans comments - depending on what software you have

                      Stan
                      Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

                      http://neptuno-photography.foliopic.com/
                      flickr

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                        #12
                        Re: Extending the Canvas II - Jeffs Kite

                        Excellent tip, cheers Stan.
                        Alan.

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