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Sky Replacement - Pasting nto selected area problem


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I've been trying without success to replace a poor sky with a better image. The method I am using is:

1. In the original image with the poor sky I use the Magic Wand to select the sky, then I delete it getting the checkerboard pattern.

2. Next I open a new image of a better sky and copy it.

3. I then return to the original image, click selected area (checkerboard) and paste in the better sky from step 2.

My problem is each time I paste in the better sky it appears and stays as a RECTANGLE and will not fit and follow the contours of the original selected area.

How can I get it to fit exactly?

Am I missing a step? Very grateful for any advice.

ddd

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Right before pasting the new sky, add a new layer :AddNewLayer: and move it below your original image :Down: . Then paste the sky onto that bottom layer. Any fully opaque pixels on the original layer with "cover" the new sky image.

 

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I've noticed that replacing the sky isn't nearly as effective or good-looking as simply editing the sky that is there. I punch the blue up on the sky quite a bit, and then turn the red and green (that is, the yellow) up on everything else. I've found it makes for a much more realistic-feeling modification than simply removing an old sky and inserting a new one.

 

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That's part of what I meant by modifying. But blend modes are a bit advanced for a beginner.

It just occurred to me - this isn't a bug. I'm moving it to General Discussion and Questions.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Yeah it is a little advanced, but it's always good to let someone know the majority of the options available to them so they might learn a little something extra, instead of giving them the absolute easiest route. I guess I shouldn't bombard people though huh? :(

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Thanks very much for the suggestions which I will try out over the weekend. I will let you know how I get on.

I'm 78 years of age and very much a novice to PaintNet!

ddd

I followed up your suggestions and all now works perfectly. My error was not pulling the new sky down far enough, leaving me thinking it was going to remain a rectangle and not following the contours. Many thanks for your help and for solving my problem.

ddd

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