>> >>> Hi, I have an image at (http://www.flickr.com/photos/
>> >>> There is a "hole" at the middle. I would like to remove the hole. I
>> >>> tried to copy a small aera from other part of the image and overlay
>> >>> on
>> >>> top of the hole. But the transparency then became different. You can
>> >>> clearly see the patch. What is the best way to remove the hole and
>> >>> make the center part the same as other part?
>> >>> Thanks,
>> >> There are many different methods so pick one you like the best.
>> >> - Using CLONE TOOL to fill the whole with area around the hole.
>> >> - Copying or replacing the hole over the solid area (different layer),
>> >> then
>> >> use either Quik Mask or Erase tool to replace the hole with the solid
>> >> area.
>> >> You may be able to use the HEALING tool but it may and may not work
>> >> well.
>> >> So, try different technique see which one works best, and I can
>> >> warrantee
>> >> you that Quick Mask is an useful tool and it should work.
>> > nope now I see it's png
>> > copying any technique--clone or heal makes the transparency double and
>> > leaves a darker area
>> > I tried on white background to dupe the layer, then used top layer on
>> > overlay or difference it got rid of the spot but left top and sides
>> > darker- I cleared them and it looked fine - only on white though
>> > on other color backgrounds it makes a rectangle-
>> > HMM
>> > it the orig file a photo?
>> > if so I suggest fix it as another format first then make transparent
>> > after
>> > the hole is fixed
>> unfortunately this pic service made it into a jpg
>> but I tested the png and it now works on all color backgrounds
>> what I did
>> made a layer white
>> merged layers
>> fixed the hole w/ patch tool
>> select color range- click white area- adjust to your liking
>> select inverse and clear
>> save for web as PNG
> You get the right idea *but* not the best way. Since CLONE tool is a very
> simple tool to use, but if you ain't good with your hand, don't have other
> technique to help the technique then it can be little complicate.
> And because you seem to really try to master this one, so I can give you a
> simple technique which you should be able to do it.
> 1. Open the photo with the HOLE you want to fill.
> 2. Selecting a small part of either Left or Right next to the hole. Ctrl-C
> 3. Making an emptied layer, or Ctrl-V to PASTE the copied part to current,
> and Photoshop should create another layer automatically.
> 4. Move the small part over the hole, making sure the edge line up
> 5. If you have the LAYER window opened, then click on the [o] button at
> bottom of the window which is the Quick Mask command.
> a. Set the OPACITY to around 5-10% (or 10-15%) or whatever works best for
> you, or depending on you use Tablet or Mouse
> b. On the LEFT side of Photoshop you will have the BLACK/WHITE toggle
> (this is part of the Masking)
> c. Select the BRUSH tool and set the Brush Size you wish to use. I always
> use the [ & ] key command to change the brush size
> Then just use the BRUSH to paint on the layer and you should see the
> result. If you make some mistake and want to UNDO it then toggle the
> BLACK/WHITE and it will reverse or do the opposite (Reveal/UnVeal)