Leaving Parts of Atlantic City in Atlantic City

During a recent visit to Atlantic City, I stepped out upon the balcony of our hotel and was visited by a breathtaking sunset complete with stunning shafts of light piercing the clouds. It begged to be photographed. Sadly I was only on the second floor and my point of view was spoiled by lamp posts, electric lines and all manner of modern contraptions that utterly kill a terrific scene.before-inpaintingIf I had the money to splurge on a room in one of the city’s taller hotels, I would have had a terrific shot, but I had to settle on what my budget would allow.

So I decided to take a crack at my humble snapshot with my favorite new image editor, Affinity Photo.
Sunset in Atlantic CityThanks to Affinity Photo’s Inpainting tool it’s possible to simply paint away the unwanted items in a digital photograph. The brush deletes the element painted over and clones surrounding pixels to create a seamless image. I thought that the huge, unwanted elements would be more than the Inpainting Brush could chew, but it did a stellar job. It was necessary to do a few undo’s and repaint a few areas with a different sized brush, but all in all, it only took about 15 minutes to turn a lemon into lemonade.

Don’t believe me — check out Affinity’s video tutorials which do a great job selling this subscription free, insanely inexpensive image editor.

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2 Responses to Leaving Parts of Atlantic City in Atlantic City

  1. Old NFO says:

    Oh wow, very nice!

  2. Joe_Williams says:

    Thanks! Affinity Photo is a terrific image editor, and I believe it’s now available for Mac and Windows or soon to be for Windows.

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