Learn how to remove powerlines from images, this fix can really “save” landscapes from the evil lines.
Don’t you hate it when you get to a new place, take a picture, and later see that an annoying powerline is in the middle of your picture, ruining it! Well not to worry.
This tutorial will teach you how to remove those annyoing powerlines while leaving the original image un-touched. I have to say I find myself using this removal technique on many landscape images, very usefull indeed. This techiniaue takes about 10 minutes to completey remove any traces of powerlines, but again it depends on the amount of lines. To show you how it would look, take a sneak peek at the before/after image.
OK let’s get started. For this tutorial, we will be using the “Clone Stamp Tool” to “repeat” the background colors to overwrite the areas where the powerlines appear. So first select the clone stamp.
So lets start with the easy areas, the ocean areas, zoom into your image so you can view all the details, I used a brush size of 15-25px.
OK now we’ll really start removing the powerline. Hold ALT, and click on the clean ocean, this will tell Photoshop that this is the area we want to use to copy. Now go over the powerline area, and click on it, it should turn into the clean blue ocean you selected.
*TIP* – Don’t drag this tool, do single clicks.
OK, so use this with all this area, I got this.
OK that was the easy part, where the background is single colors, now let’s move on to a bit more complicatied part.
*REMEMBER* – All shapes make shadows, so you must clean up the shadow also.
So this part is a bit more complex, as the colors aren’t single like in the ocean, but we will use the same techniaue to cover this area. Remember to replace the shadows too.
So take your time, zoom in close, pay attention to the small details and make sure it looks “natural”, also make sure there is not too much blurriness in the areas you fixed.
So we also have the town area, just move slowly with the powerline, and fix it all. Here is my final image, very nice end effect, nobody would ever guess there were powerlines in the image.