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10/17/2005 07:11:40 PM · #1
Hey,

Can I Duplicate the background layer, and then add a gaussian blur and brightness to it, to make a soft glow to a photo for a user-challenge??

Also, if there is a nasty spot on my CCR, can I use the Clone Stamp to get rid of it? It's just really small and disgusting...

Thanks for the Help Everyone.

Simon

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10/17/2005 07:13:37 PM · #2
In basic editing you may add layers as long as they remain in the Normal mode. Guassian blur and brightness/contrast are legal as well, as long as they effect all pixels.

However, cloning (and all spot editing) is not allowed in basic editings. You may however, use some dust & scratch filters, which can have a similar effect.

Hope this helps,
Lee
10/17/2005 07:52:46 PM · #3
thanks tranquil

10/17/2005 08:22:20 PM · #4
Originally posted by Simonkasprzak:

Hey,

Can I Duplicate the background layer, and then add a gaussian blur and brightness to it, to make a soft glow to a photo for a user-challenge??

Also, if there is a nasty spot on my CCR, can I use the Clone Stamp to get rid of it? It's just really small and disgusting...

Thanks for the Help Everyone.

Neither of these is legal for Basic Rules challenges, both are nominally legal for Advanced Rules challenges.

In Basic you can only use Adjustment Layers -- not any layers which contain pixels, nor any channels containing selections/masks.
10/29/2005 09:49:03 AM · #5
cheers!
10/29/2005 09:52:33 AM · #6
Originally posted by Tranquil:

In basic editing you may add layers as long as they remain in the Normal mode.


Right Lee - We'd like to see originals and editing steps for your previous 93 entries...

;)
10/29/2005 11:34:21 AM · #7
Well, you can add layers in normal mode, but since they can only be duplicates of the original, it won't make a difference.
I usually do this to have for example an unsharpened layer under the sharpened one. When I save it as a Paint Shop Pro file, I can go back and apply different USM for different resizing needs. (Challenges, prints, homepage,...)
10/29/2005 12:49:11 PM · #8
Originally posted by gloda:

Well, you can add layers in normal mode, but since they can only be duplicates of the original, it won't make a difference.
I usually do this to have for example an unsharpened layer under the sharpened one. When I save it as a Paint Shop Pro file, I can go back and apply different USM for different resizing needs. (Challenges, prints, homepage,...)


That would SEEM to make sense, but as the rules are written you cannot do it in basic editing. You're not allowed to use any layers that contain pixel information anywhere in your workflow for basic editing.

Robt.
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