Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop
Hi there. This video is all about using Vanishing Point to do some tricky stuff where we need to remove these lights along the top, but there's some weird perspective going on. We need to repeat this part down at this weird perspective and then Vanishing point comes along helps us out, gets us 80% of the way there. Anyway, there's a little bit of fixing up to do. But let's explore how to use vanishing point to clone and he'll at weird perspectives Alright, to get started in your tin retouching folder, grab vanishing .3. Let's say our problem is here, we want to remove these lights. For what reason? I don't know. But it's a really good use of vanishing point. Let's just say the architect, the interior designer didn't like them anymore. Or let's say it's graffiti or rubbish or something other than lights, we just need to get rid of them, even a person. So like we did in the last one, we need to set up, it's probably best to work on its own new layer. Then we go to filter and we go to a V...
anishing Point and we need to tell it the plane. So in this case, I want to kind of click here, come down here ish. Yeah, it's pretty easy because there's, you know, a reasonable kind of vanishing Point lines to follow. It's harder when it's just like natural ground works. So much good with like structural architecture type stuff. Okay, click once and it's gone red because it says there's no chance that it's a flat object. So what I didn't do is I didn't. I just kind of used the top up here and guessed it. So what I'm gonna do is drag it down these corners so that I use what I think is a It's not perpendicular. I want the word is at a right angle that'll do. Okay? So I know that kind of crosses across there. Why don't you get it? And you've used something in the object to get your right angle maybe? Okay. As I can drag it out by grabbing the middle one. So now that is it says it's blue's is I believe you, I trust you that that is what you say it is. Now what you could do is I could do this other plane here, remember I can hold down command key and drag that middle dot to make a new wall. But what I find is it's easier to work on one plane and then the other plane afterwards. Otherwise, your clone tool stamping ends up running down the walls and looks a bit weird. The other thing to note is, you say we spend some time getting this vanishing Point plane to look nice. I find it just click OK and then go back into it. Then it's committed to the history because vanishing point has a tendency of crashing. It's just been my experience. So at least when it crashes. Now my plane is still there. I spent half an hour in here retouching and it crashes have to go back and set up my plane and painful. So what we're gonna do is we're going to use this here. It's called the stamp tool, basically it's a mixture of the clone tool stamp, that's not the word, It's called the clone stamp tool or the healing brush tool. The one and the same basically you can turn healing on and off here. So with it off, it's just the clone tool stamp. With it on, it starts blending colors. In this case I want healing to be on and in terms of the alignment, uh depending on what you want to do, I want to offer in this instance, I'll show you why. So in terms of brushes I'm gonna have mine at about what about 100 and 50 ish hardness at 50 copy that for yours in this exercise. And the first thing we need to do is set a target. So setting a target is like the other tools you hold down the option key on a Mac and the old key on a pc, you can give it a click somewhere where you want to get started. So I'm going to say there and what you'll see, you see the green target that's where it's stealing from. And the cool thing about it is watch this when I just kind of move my mouse down, I'm not doing anything and just kind of move my mouse down. You can see the perspective changes and that's what makes this thing perfect what makes this thing grateful, like stealing content from here and pasting it down here because if you spend time and line it up this is going to be always, everyone's biggest problem is lining this up, so I'm going to get this to here, line it up, moving my mouse around, click and drag, go on, it seems to blend in nicely. This brings us to this, aligned with it on watch this. If I click and drag and then let go and click and drag again, you see it's kind of starting where I left it, so the green cross keeps starting back there and that might be fine, but there's lots of occasions where you turn that off, I'm going to undo a few times because what I want to do is I'm gonna say I want you to steal because this is my only real good chunk that doesn't have any lights in it. Everything else is a bit weird. So what I want to do is click hold and drag okay, and when I let go, he goes back, see the green cross goes back to there, I'm going to go back to that originally sampled layer bit and line it up again. This lining up is going to always be the downfall of us. Now I'm not going left and right, I should left and right, don't go up because it's getting the edge, do you see that? I guess that's an important point. If I go up, you can see my green cross eventually gears close to the edge and I end up with this kind of weird line that appears along the top there. So I'm just gonna make sure I work down and I might use a slightly bigger brush, so I'm gonna start there. I'm going to start again and paint over the top and just go, we'll go back and forth a little bit. So I'm getting both the lines. There you go. Let's go. It's not to let go before it starts blending things in. Don't go up. I just told you that dan. Okay, so I'm going to grab this, but here, just to fix this bit in here, blending mode, awesomeness. Don't go up. Just go down, I can do this. It's over here, The target over here, try and get the line to line up. All right, you can start to see I've got a bit of duplication going on. I guess it's just one of the not the pros or cons. It's just gonna be a bit more careful than I'm being. I'm going to try and fix it up by going over the top of it and try to get the spacing right, so you paint down, it's about there. I'm going to set up another one about here And one more down here. Alright, I'm going to try and get this last little bit here. Everything to line up. Cool. Same with these guys, I'm going to set a target up here and try and line it up and pace it out. Just keep an eye on both your cursor. You can see the perspective line hasn't quite perfectly got it here, so I might just use a smaller brush. I'm not kind of destroying this too much, it's fiddly. I'm not gonna lie to you. I picked a really fiddly example which I just picked a brick wall like everyone else does architectural lines, a lot tougher people are gonna notice smaller brush. Pretty good. Alright, these guys here, I can't really get rid of those lines in vanishing point because there was no like there was none of these that didn't have one. So I'm gonna click. Ok, because it's on its own layer, you can kind of turn this on and off and see. Is it brilliant? That's pretty good. Is it photo realistic? Probably not. But what I'm gonna do is I am going to say something like the spot healing brush to tidy this up. Okay, spot healing brush. Maybe that maybe that patch tool problem with the patch tool is that this is on its own layer, which is quite cool, but the patch tool doesn't work when there are two separate layers. So I'm gonna select both of these and hit command v control e to merge them together. We'll go to layer, merge layers and now these guys need a bit of work. I'm gonna use my lasso tool to grab this, grab my patch to find somewhere that I like. Just kind of worked my way through fixing these guys up. It's not perfect. It's way better than trying to do it with edit, transform what you can do now is go back into Vanishing Point and work out this last plane and see if you can duplicate this across a few times. Now I'll do that. The last thing we should do is this last plane here. Okay, This is weird like hanging across it. So we're going to go to go to Vanishing Points. I'm gonna hold the command key down and grab this plane and I'm gonna click on this plane and hit delete actually backspace to get rid of it. It's got rid of the whole thing. It's okay. I'll put you in. Doesn't like it. He's yellow. Sorry buddy, that's not a wall. You can see why that's not great. Cool blues, bitter awesome. I'm gonna grab my clone tool stamp. I'd probably go okay and then come back in. Let's do it, filter Vanishing Point just in case it dies. All right. And I'm going to try and replicate this over and over again over here. I have to make it just a tiny bit smaller because I don't want to bring in the lines from above parental stamp, Oh you buddy, time to be down a little bit. So it's not grabbing the edge bigger and I said my target just a little bit further across. You gonna try and paint you into here and with the healing brush on it's going to try and blend that white that was there. So I'm going to turn it off. I just want the good old clone tool stamp because the colors are blending pretty good. Can I grab this bit, set a target that way that way, the middle bit. Here's some updates now that I've got all these colors in here. I might go and grab here and brush on to get it to blend in. Now I can see bits of white kind of poking through so it's probably going to blend it. So it's kind of yanking bits of the lights out. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab my selection tool and just make sure that this isn't just a little bit lower. Now using my clone tool stamp, I'm going to say yep. And I'm going to try and my son. All right, that's a bit here as well. Beautiful. Okay. All right, it's on its own layer and we have fixed the roof, fish. You can see how the vanishing point got us 80% there, 90% there some touch ups with the patch tool or the spot healing brush. Alright, so that is vanishing point. It has some quirks added to your toolkit of Photoshop awesomeness. But as we saw here, it needed a little bit of extra love. Maybe the spot healing brush, the patch tool, but it can be super helpful for getting that kind of big stuff locked in. Alright, onto the next video.