Removing Watermarks!

I’m sooo going to hell for this… 
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Here‘s another tutorial for all you pesky little creatures! Gosh, this is so bad….well… we’re all going to hell anyway, so…
Removing watermarks!
This will be quite tricky for me to explain. Removing this stuff is not easy and there are many ways to do it. Of course, this is not the best, easiest or the only way to do it. It’s just the most comfortable way for me and hopefully it will be for guys as well :3
Okay, let’s start off with THIS image, since the watermark is quite big and it covers a huge area.

Damn, isn’t he cute!?
Anyway, removing marks is the first thing I do (if I have to). I crop and resize it afterwards.
Taking the eyedropper tool I pick an area/color very close to the watermark and using the brush tool, I brush off little patches like so.
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Then I take the patch tool and select a “patch” :3 Make sure you do not go over the dark areas!
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Drag the selected patch over a similar looking color/area and you will see that it sort of copies it. (damn my vocabulary is awesome)
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Now, let me show you want would’ve happened if we skipped the first part and/or went over the dark areas:
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That doesn’t look good >3>

So basically that’s it! Let’s finish the rest…
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We’re repeating the same things! Using the eyedropper tool again, select the colors and brush!
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Alright, now it’s a bit trickier. Take the patch tool again, but this time, you have to be careful where you drag the selected area when there are 2 or more different colors in the selected patch.
Drag it in a way that the line still seems to be straight. Gosh I hope this makes sense orz 
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It will look like this:
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Now, let me show what would happen if the line wouldn’t be straight or if you drag it over a completely white area:
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It ends up looking blurry and just icky ;3; The bigger the color difference, the fuzzier and blurrier it will look.
For example, drag it over a completely different surface and this is what you get:
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So, basically that’s… it? It’s hard to explain TT^TT Don’t worry if things don’t turn out right the first time. You guys have no idea how many times I had to redo, undo, overdo and do all other do’s until I got the hang of it -_______-

Well, just to make things hopefully more easier and clearer, I’ll show you how I would do the rest :3
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Oh, you may also see these white splodges every once in a while like this:
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That just means you selected an area too close to a completely different looking surface/color. Just undo it and with the patch tool, select the area again, but further away from the place where you previously got those white blotches, or you can select the blotches and drag that (but that only works every so often) C:
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CONTINUE! 
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And so we’re done. Trust me, it won’t always look nice! Especially when the watermark is huge and covers a lot of crucial areas ;3; If it looks a bit fuzzy or unnatural looking, you can take the blur tool and just blur it up a bit.
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Well, I hope this helped… though I know it didn’t really orz At least I tried… So yep, I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t seem to turn out right the first few times for you. I myself am still trying to get used to it Q~Q Just practice and you’ll definitely get better! Look at other tutorials, mix things up a bit, experiment and just have fun! (though how fun can this be? >3>) Thank you all for reading! I’d really appreciate some thoughts and feedback cause, well… THIS IS HARD! T^T
Still… I LOVE YOU ALL!

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