This is a portion of a bigger picture that I took. There was some faded spraypaint on the sidewalk that I thought distracted from the photo. It forms the letters “mb.” I did not want to clone/heal, because I thought it would disrupt the pattern lines formed in the concrete. So I tried two ways to get rid of the spraypaint:
I used the burn tool set to highlights. This sort of worked, but could be better, I thought.
I wound up using two transparent layers set to mode “darken only” and used the airbrush to paint black over the graffiti. Then I messed with the opacity to get it to be as subtle as I could. Is there a better way, with different layer modes?
Using 2 transparent layers, both set to “darken only.” I used one layer for the shadow portion, and another layer for the one in the light. Then I adjusted opacity until they were blended pretty well.
I also tried “burn” layer mode as well as “linear burn” but the “darken only” seemed to do the job. Maybe I am pixel peeping too much. I guess I’m just trying to learn where and when to use the different layer modes.
I welcome any comments.