Figure 3-12.Open file displayed on PhotoStyler palette.
button after moving the cursor to the portion of an image
that you want to replicate. Now move the cursor to the
part of the image where you want to "paint" the image
that you selected (fig. 3-14). This cloning tool is
particularly useful for removing dust spots, scratches,
reflections, and so forth.
The imageediting software used by Navy imaging
commands allows you to modify the way these tools
function. You can change the size and shape of the
brushes, soften the edges of the tools, and control the
transparency of selected colors.
Selection tools allow you to select portions of an
image and to perform a variety of operations. When
using Photoshop or PhotoStyler, you have a high degree
of control in editing, retouching, or manipulating
images. A rectangular tool allows you to select
rectangular areas and a lasso tool allows you to select
objects with irregular shapes. Another tool allows you
to select a color from a portion of an image by clicking
on it; you can clone it and replicate it elsewhere. By
using these tools, you can add an aircraft formation to
the image of an aircraft carrier. Then, using a blending
tool, you can blend the two images smoothly. Other
tools allow you to stretch or rotate images. Some
programs have a magic wand tool that allows you to
click inside an irregular-shaped object, and it isolates
this object automatically (fig. 3-15).
The filter features provided in image-editing
software control the image brightness and contrast as
well as sharpen or soften selected portions of the image.
Some programs provide a "mosaic" filter so you can
convert a portion of the image into large-size pixel
areas. You have probably seen this effect used for