2013—No More Power Lines

I have been looking at my photos from the Grand Tetons and decided to try removing power lines, something Moose suggested was so easy to do in Photoshop. Easy, I guess, if I remembered all that he actually said. What I remembered him saying was, “Just drop a line from end of the powerline to the other and click, the power lines are gone.” When I couldn’t remember which tool he used to “drop the line” and what else I had to do finish the process, I viewed an Adobe TV video. I realized it is quite easy. But, my power lines drooped, they weren’t a straight line. Adobe TV told me how to fix them. The content aware feature in Photoshop, which makes it possible to remove power lines and other unwanted things in a photo, is nothing short of incredible. I discovered it a couple of years ago when I got the CS5 suite but haven’t taken advantage of its magic very often. Here are two shots from which I removed power lines, power poles, snow markers, and a few other odds and ends. I also processed these shots using Adobe Camera Raw instead of Lightroom.

The first shows the cloud shrouded Tetons in the background. The second, the Gros Ventre range.

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