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    Default how to remove window reflection in PS

    (Am a PS newbie)
    Had a number of shots taken from a car (where car
    window cannot wind down) disabling the flash.
    Images had some reflection.

    Understand that using polarising filter during the image
    capture can reduce such problem.

    Anyway to PS them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcc
    (Am a PS newbie)
    Had a number of shots taken from a car (where car
    window cannot wind down) disabling the flash.
    Images had some reflection.

    Understand that using polarising filter during the image
    capture can reduce such problem.

    Anyway to PS them out?
    time and patience will do the trick

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    Mmm, not very sure about the advice. :-)

    Does it mean using levels and curves.

    Or selection?
    or any specific filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcc
    Mmm, not very sure about the advice. :-)

    Does it mean using levels and curves.

    Or selection?
    or any specific filters?
    i think he meant slowly and carefully cover them up with cloning ... bit by bit

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    Yup, do it slowly

    BTW it is much easier to reshoot with a pola filter.

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    try to use Picasa and play with shadows and highlights.. can make the reflections not so obvious

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    thanks for info. Seems like it is best to do it right the first time..
    I.e. use polarising filter during image capture.
    But I am using digicam P&S, so boh bian.... :-)

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    sounds interesting why don't you post a sample up?

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    There's a software filter package by B+W, which contains Cir-Polarizing filter out of the six inlcuded type. It cost around $100 ++ (can't remember the actual $) which I would say IS very cheap.

    If you want to use filters/adjustments in PS, play around with Levels and contasts.

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    I dont think there's anyway way to remove the reflection using PS cos the detail behind the reflection is lost. Best you can do, as the people above have mentioned, is just to make it less obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaff
    I dont think there's anyway way to remove the reflection using PS cos the detail behind the reflection is lost. Best you can do, as the people above have mentioned, is just to make it less obvious.
    Shaff is right..
    But anyway.. if i have to rescue this mission.. would take/search for the photo of what's on the other side of the window (or maybe replace with something else to make the photo interesting), and erase the reflections. And replace the new photo into it... and add some new reflections to make it more realistic...

    There's always a cure for adobe photoshop.
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    You may identify the gradient pattern and reproduce it to cover the entire window in PS.

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