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Paint with Clone Tool Out-of-Canvas areas created by Perspective Correction

Oct 29, 2013 3:33 AM

Tags: #clone #fill #correction #white #perspective #out-of-canvas

In Lightroom 5 I really like the Perspective Correction tool which always produces white Out-of-Canvas areas as a result of image deformation.

As a "constain crop" very often would cut out a lot of interesting details, I love to Crop the image a bit wider.

The problem are the white areas remaining that were not present in the original, undistorted image.

I would love to fill them in with the Clone Tool, but it does not seem to work on those areas!


To make a complicated story simple just look at this image:

My aim here is to fill in the bottom left white by simply cloning the missing part of the column.

This is a super-easy job which I could do with Lightroom clone tool in seconds.

Why is it not working?

Shall I report it as a BUG? (if so, how?)


Thank you very much for your feedback.

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    Oct 29, 2013 4:36 AM   in reply to Dollarius



    Lightroom is a non-destructive editor, to complete the task you are trying to do you would need to export the image to a pixel editor, like Photoshop, where it would be displayed on a canvas. Lightroom doesn't have a canvas as it doesn't use layers.


    Once exported, say to Photoshop, you could use a clone tool to fill the empty spaces in the canvas.


    Or you could export as tif, psd or jpg and import to LR and use the clone tool.

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    Oct 29, 2013 7:46 AM   in reply to Dollarius

    Dollarius wrote:


    Unfortunately that is exactly what I need to do: first export to a dummy, than re-import in Lightroom and do the simple editing.

    Isn't it a worthless and time-consuming procedure?

    I would love the ability of painting over those white areas directly in Lightroom as part of my workflow.


    I guess that is why they call it 'non-destructive'

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    Oct 29, 2013 3:41 PM   in reply to Dollarius
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