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.If 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.
Thanks 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.