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    Removing unwanted specs?

    Hi all,

    Been playing with some more water splashed and I really like this one however I think it would look alot cleaner without the specs of water that have splashed as well.

    Just wondering on how other people would tackle removing these?

    I've only just got back into PS and have been out of it for quite some time, when I was using it on a daily basis that was back at version 5.5 lol.


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    the heal brush would be my choice
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    Ah k, dont think that was around when I first learn PS, excuse me while I go find the heal brush

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    That tool is awsome, I wish I had known about it so many other times...

    Thanks alot for the tip

    End result below


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    thats cool.

    What kinds of setup did you use to take these shots?
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    Can't see the initial picture anymore, but the second is really well done. Would love to be able to do that too.

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    yeah, I love it. Also would like to know how you went about getting it. Lighting and all. Cheers.
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    Isn't that hard to do.

    I used an old mirror and some clay to create sore of a basin on it.

    I then had a black piece of cardboard behind the mirror so that when focussing on where I was going to drop the water the mirror reflection was entirely black.

    To the right I had a blue piece of carboard which I fired a 430EX II into to bounce off.

    Shot in manual with a 1/250 shutter speed, appeture of f/9.

    In lightwave I just changed the highlights and constrast slightly.

    Next time I'll take a picture of the setup, but its very basic lol.

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    Forgot to add was taken with the 50mm f/1.8 so quite a bit of cropping in some of the pictures.

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    Lovely shot Craggles. Thanks for the technical explanation on how you did it. Very useful.

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    Very cool photo and very helpful set up info. I have always had trouble with the background, but you idea looks to work a treat. Super shot!!

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    Have a go and show me what you get, lol then I can steal your idea's

    The depth of water / hieght its dropped at changes the splashes you get, I found with shallow water, I think for me it was about 0.5 - 1cm deep you quite often get these sort of crown splashes, I'm going to try it again but with some deeper water.

    Oh in my explanation I meant to say Lightroom, not Lightwave :P

    One other thing I did in processing was run NoiseNinja, because of the crop it helps with any noise that may arise, but I also noticed that it helps the splash look alot nicer.

    The flash was mounted on my camera btw, am yet to get a wireless trigger for it.

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    Re: Removing unwanted specs?

    Wow, weird timing on this thread - I was killing time on YouTube last night and stumbled across a tutorial with detailed instructions on shooting water droplets, including lighting, background and focus tips. You can find it here


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