PHOTO: Signage problems

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yongyuan
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:50AM
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/I recently got image rejected with reason stated **Obvious digital editing of images in the scene, the execution of retouching work needs to be clean and imperceptible. Please more complete job of photographic editing and retouching.**. I circled the trademarks and logos then blurred them, but now it proves to be not working. So I am wondering how I can remove the logos from the images. My images are night views, and the logos are illuminated, which makes it rather harder. 


I am willing to hear your opinions, dear iStockers. I really hope you can offer me some help. 


Thank you so much.


The image rejected: (Not well processed, and a little bit over-filtered)


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Or larger version: 


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8464399225_9d7ffe7db3_k.jpg

(Edited on 2013-02-11 08:21:05 by yongyuan)
kelvinjay
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:05AM
Please provide a link to the 100% full size file.

Instructions on how to do this are in the sticky post at the top of the forum.
Difydave
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:07AM
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/We can't see anything from the thumbnail. You need to link to the full sized (watermarked preferably) image that you originally submitted to get any feedback.


Read the "Please read This" at the top of the forum for instructions on how to post here.


In general though just selecting and blurring isn't going to be good enough for acceptance here. Anything you do needs to look natural, adn as if it was there originally. Normally you need to use a combination of cloning and healing tools, and on some images you actually need to paint in parts.


Too slow!

(Edited on 2013-02-11 08:07:45 by Difydave)
yongyuan
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:19AM
Posted By kelvinjay:
Please provide a link to the 100% full size file.

Instructions on how to do this are in the sticky post at the top of the forum.

Sorry for my being slow, as it is definitely not easy to have access to dropbox of Flickr in China, now the larger one is shown here: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8464399225_9d7ffe7db3_k.jpg
yongyuan
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:20AM
Posted By Difydave:
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/We can't see anything from the thumbnail. You need to link to the full sized (watermarked preferably) image that you originally submitted to get any feedback.


Read the "Please read This" at the top of the forum for instructions on how to post here.


In general though just selecting and blurring isn't going to be good enough for acceptance here. Anything you do needs to look natural, adn as if it was there originally. Normally you need to use a combination of cloning and healing tools, and on some images you actually need to paint in parts.


Too slow! smile

(Edited on 2013-02-11 08:07:45 by Difydave)

Sorry for my being slow, as it is definitely not easy to have access to dropbox of Flickr in China, now the larger one is shown here: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8464399225_9d7ffe7db3_k.jpg
Difydave
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:32AM

Not you being slow. Me being slow typing and posting after Kelvin already had. smile


As it says in the rejection, the editing is too obvious. The blurs looks out of place, and there is a sort of sharp edge where you have made the selections. The one at the top rightish is the worst. I'd probably turn it into a blank board with some colour gradient in it and no obvious bits of the orignal left, or clone in another floor from below somewhere to cover it. "Blank" generally seems to be OK as long as it looks "right"

(Edited on 2013-02-11 08:55:26 by Difydave)
kelvinjay
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:50AM
This kind of issue comes up a lot. The best thing you can do is to forget all about the blur tool. What you need to do is become good friends with the Photoshop clone and patch tools instead. Just blurring a sign or logo will frequently not be good enough to get an image up to acceptable standard for iStock.

Sadly there is often no magic bullet solution, it requires hours of painstaking editing with the clone tool at like 400%.
Difydave
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:11AM
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Posted By kelvinjay:

Sadly there is often no magic bullet solution, it requires hours of painstaking editing with the clone tool at like 400%.

You can say that again! It's a lot of work with no real shortcuts.
yongyuan
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:10PM
Posted By Difydave:
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Posted By kelvinjay:



Sadly there is often no magic bullet solution, it requires hours of painstaking editing with the clone tool at like 400%.


You can say that again! It's a lot of work with no real shortcuts.

Thank you! It seems that I will have to be more patient. 
yongyuan
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:11PM
Posted By kelvinjay:
This kind of issue comes up a lot. The best thing you can do is to forget all about the blur tool. What you need to do is become good friends with the Photoshop clone and patch tools instead. Just blurring a sign or logo will frequently not be good enough to get an image up to acceptable standard for iStock.

Sadly there is often no magic bullet solution, it requires hours of painstaking editing with the clone tool at like 400%.

Thank you. I will try it. 
Frogman1484
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:28AM
I would not touch it up and post it as editorial. Then you dont have to worry about the tricky touchup.
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