AKVIS Retoucher offers two types of processing for photographs: retouching (eliminating defects and scratches) and removing objects. The sequence of actions involved in both cases is different: retouching is mainly performed through automatic processing, while when removing large objects, part of the work is done manually and requires learning how to use the Linear Retouch and Patch tools.
The following are general suggestions for removing a large object. At any stage you can undo changes with the / buttons, make adjustments and then process the image again.
Draw lines as long as possible, through the red zone and beyond it. Once a line is drawn, the fragments along it are immediately restored:
|Select a fragment for the patch||Place the fragment in the red zone||Result|
Placing more patches in heterogeneous areas produces a better result, such as for an area covered in grass. Fewer samples would need to be placed in a homogeneous area, such as the sky.
It's better to use the Linear Retouch tool over the walkway, since it has a pronounced banded pattern.
The area around the path now looks like this:
Why process the selection in fragments? When full processing (with the button) is applied, all of the fragments are processed at the same time. It's a long process in which samples are taken from areas adjacent to the selection, so they may not be best suited for properly restoring the entire selection. Therefore, areas processed in this manner will tend to appear rougher.
When you use the Local Run tool, samples are taken not only from the original background but also from newly restored areas adjacent to the fragment, allowing the background to be restored more gradually and accurately. Each fragment can be processed selection by selection. Therefore, the overall result depends on the order in which selections are processed.
If a fragment was processed unsucessfully, press the button and readjust the settings (or add more patches). If it is difficult to find suitable parts of the background for patches, you can select from restored areas.
This is the result after all areas have been processed.
If your version does not have these tools, you can select any remaining defects as done in previous steps and process the image again.
Now the figures have been removed from the picture.