[Taxacom] mirror imaging of moth wings

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 15:16:57 CST 2015


My thanks to everyone for the feedback. I will see what I can do.

John Grehan

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:49 PM, Alexander McKelvy <alexmckelvy at gmail.com>
wrote:

> You might be able to paste one side in as an overlay and use the blending
> options to change it to darken, overlay, something like that. You can also
> use "blend if" and just pull out some of the color you need. You'd
> definitely have to play around with it. Alternatively you could go in and
> use the clone stamp and healing brush tools to fix areas where the scales
> were missing and recreate the pattern yourself. Definitely a PITA but if
> you have the will there's probably a way.
>
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks. I had wondered about Photoshop. The trouble is that the patches
>> with missing markings are not colorless or texture-less so I don't see how
>> Photoshop would be able to identify those sections and make them
>> transparent.
>>
>> John Grehan
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Alexander McKelvy <alexmckelvy at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> You could do it in photoshop, if you're just looking to make a photo or
>>> display image. You'd just need to select the wing or the region you want to
>>> flip and mirror it across the correct axis. It would be under the transform
>>> tool under the Edit tab up top. A top down image would work the best and
>>> you'd have to clean it up, which can be time intensive, so it may not be
>>> worth your time unless it's a particularly rare animal. I bet you could get
>>> someone on fiverr to do it for you pretty quickly, if you don't have
>>> photoshop experience. There's a bit of a learning curve to most adobe
>>> products.
>>>
>>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:16 PM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is just a curiosity question as I doubt I could access the resource
>>>> even if it did exist. I have a moth where much of the wing pattern was
>>>> rubbed away when it was collected, but there are fragments remaining and
>>>> some of these compliment each other on the different wings. Is there
>>>> software out there that would allow one to superimpose one wing on the
>>>> other to make a composite image? It would seem to me that it should at
>>>> least be theoretically possible.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> John Grehan
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