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Strange behaviour with "New Stamped Layer"

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Can you make your .onphoto file and its .on1 sidecar available for us to download so we can take a look at what's going on?

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  • John Dolson

    It's a family pic, so I'd be willing to share privately Brain.  I just don't feel comfortable putting this is a forum for all to see.     

    In the meantime, I started the picture again.   This time, I duplicated the original base layer 3 times, and started working from there.  This way, everything seems to work as expected.  Stamped Layers works fine.

        The first time that I did this, I duplicated the base layer to Layer 1.   Then moved, and masked Layer 1.    Then duplicated layer 1 to layer 2 and started working on layer 2.  It seems that duplicating and moving an edited layer is what caused the grief.  At some point in the process, I did a crop...probably on Layer 1...before duplicating.    It seems weird that the image that I saw displayed did not seem to be affected.  It's like the Stamped Layer didn't respect the image and mask after the crop...  just guessing...

    Still working on it.  Stamped layer is fine, export tp jpg without the stamped layer is also fine.     I'll wait to crop until after I've created the final stamped layer.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I'll let you know when I've downloaded it so you can remove the link. You won't be able to just post the image file here, it's too large. You'll have to zip together both the .onphoto and .on1 sidecar, post that to a sharing site, then post the download link here. No one will be able to see it without downloading it and your exposure there will be minimal.

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  • John Dolson

    Here ya go.

    https://www.dropbox.com/t/KwQoTBaaqxiVV5sM

    There are two folders.   First Attempt is the one that had problems.  Second attempt was restarted from scratch and worked fine.   Each folder contains original raw, onphoto, on1, and jpg output.

    Thanks for your help on this.

     

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I've downloaded the files so you can remove the link now. I'll take a look in a few minutes after I eat some lunch.

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  • John Dolson

    Link deleted.  Thanks!

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    This is all in your masking. Turn off Layers 1 & 2 and all you see is the unwanted duplication that looks like ghosting in the merged image. As far as I can tell the program is working properly for me.

    There wasn't any crop in the file I got but I recommend saving that to the last.

    I started over with the ORF file and duplicated it. Next I used the Masking Bug to apply a Linear Left gradient with the gradient size reduced to almost zero to give a harder boundary and less blending of the two Layers. I created a New Stamped Layer from that to give me Layer 3, hid Layer 2, then moved Layer 3 to the right again and repeated the masking bug.

    It is just a rough cut, I didn't try to worry about the lower portion and getting that to blend. Regular masking with a brush should take care of it. It did hide what I know you want hidden though. I think this might be a better way for you to approach the problem.

    Let me know when you've downloaded my file so I can remove it and its link.

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  • John Dolson

    Got it.  Thanks!    Will check it out a little later.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I had another thought that might make things a bit easier.

    Start as I described above to build up the area you want to fill the unwanted areas of the original photo. Once you have the new background built, move the original ORF Layer 1 to the top of the stack then just mask out the unwanted area allowing your new background to show through.

    Once everything is in position and the masking is done you can Crop the photo to get rid of the excess areas from where things were moved off the canvas.

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  • John Dolson

    When I open the files showing my first attempt...I now see what you're describing.   What I'm seeing now is very different that what I saw when I first worked on this image.   Something...somewhere has changed. But I don't know what.   Probably never will.   I've been able to create the image that I wanted on my second attempt.   You've given me two more ways to accomplish the same thing.    Will work through your suggestions and see what I can learn from them.  Thanks Brian!

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