Owl Before And Owl After


The ‘before’ image has its merits, but I wanted an image without the bars of the cage.

I ‘removed’ the bars using the Healing Brush tool in Photoshop. It took a while, but it wasn’t a huge task.

It was made easier because of the fairly repeatable pattern of the owl’s feathers, which meant there was usually somewhere to clone the bits I wanted.

Click on the image to see a larger version.


  1. Barb says:

    Brilliant job of removing the bars!


    1. Thanks – I figured it was worth it because of the beauty of owl 🙂

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      1. Barb says:

        It most certainly was, that owl is beautiful.


  2. tassitus says:

    You did a terrific job on that beautiful owl! I hardly have the stamina to remove power lines …


    1. Haha. 🙂

      On thing I have learned by ‘bitter’ experience is to go in at 100% after I think I have finished, and find the bits that look obvious and clone those out. I printed a couple of greeting card proofs before I learned to take that extra step.

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