Removing Unwanted Elements
After studying the original photograph and deciding on a plan of attack, I've identified some elements that need to be removed from the photograph.
The next exercise will concentrate on removing the hydro wires, which are an unattractive distraction. Additionally, there is some ice on the house that would realistically be out of place in the spring setting we've chosen for this scene. The street sign, nearby buildings, and any other evidence of winter (such as the snow and leafless shrubbery) will eventually be replaced with new elements to make the spring version more convincing (we'll worry about these items later in the chapter).
As always, it is a good idea to get in the habit of working on a duplicate layer when ...