Anyone familiar with Photoshop?

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    Feb 07, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    Hey everyone,

    For this Photoshop class I have, I'm supposed to reproduce a commercial of any brand, so I chose an ad I found of Evian. I'm almost done but I'm struggling with removing these "lines" that appear after I copy / paste a new layer with a vector mask. I posted a picture hereby to show you. There is like these rectangles and it's really bothering me and I don't know how to remove them :-/
    Also, does anyone know how to make the water look a bit more transparent?

    Thanks



    http://s1.postimg.org/74z4xvgfz/image.jpg
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    Feb 07, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
    Naah, he's crowdsourcing his homework. icon_biggrin.gif

    (I know nothing about Photoshop.)
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    Feb 07, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
    No, i did all the work, it's just the final touches in which i'm struggling lol
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    not a Photoshop expert wish i could help
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    Guys would anyone be able to come to work and speak to all my clients? Especially the grumpy ones. Thanks x
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    Is that pasted image on a transparent background? I'm a little rusty on Photoshop, because I switched to Gimp, but I do know that you have to make sure the background is the checkered, gray scale pattern and not a solid white. Not sure if that applies in your situation, but I think it might.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidIs that pasted image on a transparent background? I'm a little rusty on Photoshop, because I switched to Gimp, but I do know that you have to make sure the background is the checkered, gray scale pattern and not a solid white. Not sure if that applies in your situation, but I think it might.



    No I pasted the image to a solid white background. Thats the mistake?
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
    Ohno saidGuys would anyone be able to come to work and speak to all my clients? Especially the grumpy ones. Thanks x


    that was SO rude
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    If you pasted the bottle onto the background, there's a transparency option somewhere... I've been told... thàt you should use first. I can't find it on mine.
    Of course, you'd have to make copy of just the label first so you could plop it back on the bottle completely opaque.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:11 PM GMT
    Davidolce said
    blkapollo saidIs that pasted image on a transparent background? I'm a little rusty on Photoshop, because I switched to Gimp, but I do know that you have to make sure the background is the checkered, gray scale pattern and not a solid white. Not sure if that applies in your situation, but I think it might.



    No I pasted the image to a solid white background. Thats the mistake?
    Yes, you need to paste to a transparent background.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    but then how do i get the white background?
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    It's kind of hard to say, since I'm not actually sure how your layers are. Is the bottle what you copy/pasted?
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:18 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidIt's kind of hard to say, since I'm not actually sure how your layers are. Is the bottle what you copy/pasted?

    i copy pasted the bottle, the shadow, the table, the edge of the table and the cork screw lol
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:18 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidIt's kind of hard to say, since I'm not actually sure how your layers are. Is the bottle what you copy/pasted?

    i copy pasted the bottle, the shadow, the table, the edge of the table and the cork screw lol
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
    To really answer the question, I'd need to see all the layers. Not exactly sure what is going on with the rectangles but do any of them disappear when you turn layers off? If so, they may be errant color pixels in those layers along the edges that need to be either deleted or erased.

    As for transparent water, basically what you need to do is take a selection of the background (mountain, table top) that is more or less the same shape as the bottle. Copy and paste that into a new layer. Then use one or several of the 'distorting' tools to 'bend' the background cutout the way water looks when it is inside a transparent cylinder. If you're not sure what that means, set up a still life for yourself on a table with a background and a clear water glass with water in it in the foreground. You'll see how it curves.

    Once you've made the BG distortion layer, you'll need to trim it to fit the exact bottle shape.

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    Feb 07, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    yeah, when I remove the layers (example, the cork screw), the rectangles disappear so I guess it's related.
    Is there anyway I can upload a .psd file?
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHAAHA JUST LOOK AND ASK AROUND! Half of the guys on this site are EXPERTS at photoshop! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
    Broseph said
    BlackCat90 saidHAHAHAHAHAAHA JUST LOOK AROUND! Half of the guys on this site are EXPERTS at photoshop! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    *erases you at FULL opacity*


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    Feb 07, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    Davidolce saidyeah, when I remove the layers (example, the cork screw), the rectangles disappear so I guess it's related.
    Is there anyway I can upload a .psd file?

    No need to do that.

    Create a new layer. Fill the layer with black (if you're trying to see the light pixels of a rectangle) or white (if you're trying to see dark pixels of a layer). Put this layer directly beneath the layer that has the 'errant' pixels. You should be able to see the rectangle clearly now.

    Select the layer with the rectangle and use the eraser tool to erase those unwanted pixels. Or, alternatively, make a rectangular selection smaller than the errant pixels. Then 'select > inverse' and hit delete.

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    Feb 07, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    Broseph said
    Davidolce saidyeah, when I remove the layers (example, the cork screw), the rectangles disappear so I guess it's related.
    Is there anyway I can upload a .psd file?


    Not here AFAIK, but using dropbox or similar if you don't have web space.


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4d6js9kjan9qphr/TP1.psd

    does this work?
  • MikeW

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    Feb 07, 2014 7:54 PM GMT
    Yes, it worked. But I'm not going to do the work for you. Just figure out which layers have the errant pixels and erase or delete them.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    To be clear by "them" I mean the unwanted pixels, not the layers they are on.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    TP1.jpg
    http://s22.postimg.org/emegmhuhd/TP1.jpg
    does this look better?
  • MikeW

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    Feb 07, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    Yes. You got rid of the lies. The water in the bottle doesn't look clear, though. It looks cloudy. No way am I gona drink that!
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    Feb 07, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    I cant help you with that but I can make you a drawing with paint