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This photo is framed with a glass facade, which reflects exterior light and obscures a portion of the green matting border. I would like to eliminate the reflections and substitute the green color of the matting. Can it be done? How?

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OPen the image in PDN & add a new layer.

with the colour picker, choose the green on the bottom part of the image (layer below). Go to the top layer & with the brush tool set to about 5 or so, outline the green frame. You will need to be very exact in the placement. Rectangle select won't work because the image is slightly skewed. You may wish to do each line on a new layer so that you can move them as needed separately & then merge them all together.

Once you have the frame made, use the magic wand to select outside the rectangle, hold down the CTRL key & select inside also. Then use the paint bucket to fill the frame. Then Gaussian Blur so that it is smooth & doesn't look pasted on.

Just read again that you want to change the green...use Colour Flip Rotate or Hue/Saturation or Colour Tint.

Hope this helps.

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OPen the image in PDN & add a new layer.

with the colour picker, choose the green on the bottom part of the image (layer below). Go to the top layer & with the brush tool set to about 5 or so, outline the green frame. You will need to be very exact in the placement. Rectangle select won't work because the image is slightly skewed. You may wish to do each line on a new layer so that you can move them as needed separately & then merge them all together.

Once you have the frame made, use the magic wand to select outside the rectangle, hold down the CTRL key & select inside also. Then use the paint bucket to fill the frame. Then Gaussian Blur so that it is smooth & doesn't look pasted on.

Just read again that you want to change the green...use Colour Flip Rotate or Hue/Saturation or Colour Tint.

Hope this helps.

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I didn't die; I'm just a slow worker. The result of my labors is shown in the attachments. I understand that the green shade with which I have managed cover the reflection on the left could be improved by a gaussian blur, but I need some instruction as to how to accomplish it.

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The image is on the bottom layer (called "image"). You should use the biggest size of the image you have it will give a bit more work but the final result will be so much better...

I would cut out the brown wood frame and place it on a new layer (called "wood").

Then do the same with the gold border (between the green frame and the image and place it on a new layer (called "gold").

This is the list of the layers from top to bottom: gold, wood, image.

Add a new layer between wood and image (called "green")

Set the tolerance to 69%.

On the layer wood, use the magic wand tool to select inside the frame.

On the image, use the color picker to set the primary color in the darkest green part (bottom right corner) and set the secondary color (right click) in a lighter green part (left side).

Still with the active selection, on the layer green, draw a linear gradient from the bottom right corner to the upper left corner.

Use the magic wand tool to select outside the frame on the layer gold, and invert the selection.

On the layer green delete the selection to have the image back...

You could use the drop shadow effect inside the wood frame and outside the gold frame to finish.

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The image is on the bottom layer (called "image"). You should use the biggest size of the image you have it will give a bit more work but the final result will be so much better...

I would cut out the brown wood frame and place it on a new layer (called "wood").

Then do the same with the gold border (between the green frame and the image and place it on a new layer (called "gold").

This is the list of the layers from top to bottom: gold, wood, image.

Add a new layer between wood and image (called "green")

Set the tolerance to 69%.

On the layer wood, use the magic wand tool to select inside the frame.

On the image, use the color picker to set the primary color in the darkest green part (bottom right corner) and set the secondary color (right click) in a lighter green part (left side).

Still with the active selection, on the layer green, draw a linear gradient from the bottom right corner to the upper left corner.

Use the magic wand tool to select outside the frame on the layer gold, and invert the selection.

On the layer green delete the selection to have the image back...

You could use the drop shadow effect inside the wood frame and outside the gold frame to finish.

I have a lot to learn! I have set up the layers in the order you advised. But I don't know to "cut out" the frame, nor how to "place" it on the wood layer. I hope you will stick with me.

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Just to know if we need to do all this work, do you want the image in the frame with the rest of the picture?

Because it is much easier to just cut out the image only...

The edges of the wooden frames are not straight and on top of that there is the shadow of the frame to handle...

There is a tutorial to cut out

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This is what I've got:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MadJikF59/tuts/framept.jpg

To do this I've resize the original to 400% (but I've resized down for the forum).

Then I created the tool to cut out the 3 parts (wood, gold and picture)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MadJikF59/tuts/6tooltocutout.png

With the tool above I selected and cut the part I need.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MadJikF59/tuts/4picture.png

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MadJikF59/tuts/2woodandoutside.png

I picked up the green colors to create the green gradient:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MadJikF59/tuts/1green.png

and the gold gradient as well (but it need to be cut correctly)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MadJikF59/tuts/5gold.png

Then place the layers from the top to bottom in this order:

gold,

picture,

wood,

green

You could also adjust the brightness/contrast on the image:

frameptc.jpg

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That was an extraordinary transformation. I am trying to sell this picture, and I think the frame and matting are very fine and add significantly to its value. I see I was much too untutored to attempt this project, but I am inspired to work with PDN and increase my skills. Thank you very, very much.

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That was an extraordinary transformation. I am trying to sell this picture, and I think the frame and matting are very fine and add significantly to its value. I see I was much too untutored to attempt this project, but I am inspired to work with PDN and increase my skills. Thank you very, very much.

You're welcome.

But as you own the picture (you have it and could dispose of it) why don't you try to take another picture without the glass reflection? :mrgreen: ...

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That is another wall I tried to climb. I spent hours in various areas in our house and manhandled all sorts of light blocking paraphernalia (Black curtains, black cardboard...), but I never succeeded in eliminating the reflections. I obviously need tutoring in several areas.

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to eliminate reflections try making "walls:" of a pure white sheet strected fairly tight on all sides of the picture/ or other object in a well lit room/ the light will need to come from several directions to make sure its lit evenly- light will pass thru the sheet without producing a glare, only leave the front open to take the picture thru, and A small gap at that, then you can add the background later

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