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3D Photoshop: Inflating Objects from Photographs

Chapter Description

Learn how to model 3D objects directly from photographs, using Photoshop’s inflation tool.

Fixing the texture on the model

Looking at the previous pages, you may have noticed an unsightly join line between the two halves of the pear. This is a common occurrence when a texture is mirrored. There’s no perfect solution, but here are a few ways of getting rid of those imperfections.

circle_1.jpg You can see the join line clearly: it’s an unsightly gray streak between the pear halves, and looks unnatural.

circle_2.jpg You could try the Healing Brush – but this samples dark areas that are then further shaded by the 3D rendering.

circle_3.jpg You can use the Clone tool directly on a 3D surface, sampling a nearby texture: this works in bright areas.


circle_4.jpg Where the Clone tool falls down is in dark areas, as it samples already shaded texture which is then shaded again.

circle_5.jpg A good option is to use the Color Replacement tool, nested in the Brush tool in the toolbar. Sample a color, then paint it over the gray line. It works fairly well in most cases

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