The Amazing Floating Lady ! - Austin Street Art
This lovely mural is the design of tattoo artist Tina Poe, wife of +David Poe, both owners of +Moon Tattoo in Austin, Texas. Tina gave this design to local artists/mural painters +SprATX who created this mural on the exterior end wall of Moon Tattoo.Panorama Creation
I decided to create a stand alone piece of art from this mural by creating a panorama using 4 horizontal images stitched together. The stitching was done in Lightroom panorama and then brought into Photoshop for cloning and tweaking.
By standing close to the building wall, a section of the mural was captured. Moving along the wall and maintaining the same distance from the wall, the other sections of the mural were captured, making sure that sufficient overlap occurred between images so the software could stitch the 4 images into one panorama.
The resulting panorama was an image of the entire end of the building containing the mural. To make the panorama more appealing, some things appearing around the mural needed to be eliminated: store awning that wrapped around the upper left edge of the mural; electrical wiring appearing in the upper right hand corner of the mural; building parking lot light fixture in the upper center of mural casting shadow down onto stomach of floating lady; tree shadows on black bricks in center of mural; the interface of mural with parking lot had grass and weeds growing onto bottom of mural.Cloning
All of the above problems were solved by cloning appropriate mural areas over undesirable areas. The difficulty of this is the wall was of two sizes of brick and the pattern of the brickwork had to match. This meant that where cloning samples were to begin had to match the pattern where they were to be applied.
The most tedious cloning had to do with eliminating the orange awning occupying the upper left hand corner of the building. After cloning in the bricks to cover the awning, a gap in the circle of white dots was created. I cloned the white dots back in with the original white dots. Examining the white dots revealed an alternating pattern of large dot/small dot. Also, when a dot covered a grout joint, the paint did not extend down onto the grout. After varying sized of dots were cloned in, when they spanned a grout joint, the neighboring joint area was cloned over the center of the dot so that the replacement dots over grout joints would match the original dots spanning grout joints in the lower part of the mural.
The same attention to detail happened in the cloning out of the attached building parking lot light. The replacing brick pattern had to match what was behind the light. In eliminating the shadow cast by the light fixture onto the mural, other light colored parts of the mural were used to cover the shadow so that the color and texture would match.Final Touches
A larger canvas border was added for the panorama, contrast was tweaked and a little unsharp filter and noise was applied in Photoshop.Other Design Inside Moon Tattoo
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