Ok, we just used our lasso to crop out the
still water in our overlay, but we were not very neat and need to
"touch" it up. The screenshot below will show some areas where we
need to clean up.
|Select the "Paintbrush"
from the toolbar menu. I have it circled in the example. Make sure
the controls palette is open and look at the example for the
settings I chose for the brush tip. I generally use "round" for the
tip, "1" for size, "marker" for brush tip, and 100 for the other
settings. I'll use a larger tip size for bigger areas. Feel free to
experiment with these options to what suits you. Before beginning to
paint, make sure the foreground in the color palette (circled on
example) is the same color as the area we cropped out. Use the
"eyedropper" (step 2) if you need to change the color. The active
foreground is the color that will appear on your "canvas" when you
Ok, let's start painting. If your image is small or if your eyes
are as bad as mine, you may want to magnify, or zoom your image.
Select the magnifying glass from the toolbar. It's the icon that
looks like a magnifying glass and should be the second icon from the
left. Left click your image once to zoom it in. Each left click
increases the zoom even more and right clicking zooms it out. Once
you're ready, select your paintbrush again. Use the left mouse
button and start touching up the areas you missed with the lasso.
Each click paints a pixel the size of the paintbrush. If you are
brave, hold down the mouse button and drag your mouse for quicker
painting. Do a little bit at a time, and check your image in normal
size. I'd suggest saving your image every few minutes in case you
botch it up. Trust me, it happens as this takes a lot of practice
and patience. I touched up the above example so it looks like the
|Almost done! ... Save your
image and let's move on to STEP
4 to make the final adjustment, change the overlay image to
a transparent gif, and then put it all together.