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Old 04-03-2007, 09:32 AM
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Can someone in here please help me out. I have shot like 50 or so picture for them and this is the best I can get. Can some one help me tho fix this pic to look like those from studio pic for their mom. Thanks I have photoshop cs2 and have read this forums still have no idea where to start.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:04 AM
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Re: My Kids need help

First of all got rid of the folds and creases in the sheet at the top and at the very bottom by painting them out. Adjusted background colour with selective colour. Softened the boys faces a little with a small gaussian blur at very low opacity in screen mode with a mask and removed the ugly shadows by painting them out. Left enough creases in the box portion so as to not make it look unnatural that the boy was sitting and the other leaning on it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:08 AM
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Re: My Kids need help

Can we see some of the other pics you shot? They might help!
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:43 AM
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Re: My Kids need help

Here is the other
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:29 AM
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Re: My Kids need help

This is my try. I removed the gray shadow that appeared on the left side of the head and on the older boys pants. Did this with a medium opacity cloning tool. Also, smoothed some of the edges using the blur tool set to a medium setting. Smoothed the background on the right side, but did not remove the color by selecting it and using a medium opacity cloning tool. Also, did a color adjustment to brighten it a little. How much is really a very subjective thing. Did a small amount of sharpening--again subjective. Radius in the 20's and amount about 10. This was done in PS CS3 using a Wacom graphics tablet. I am not a retoucher so my work flow may not be the best.

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:29 PM
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Mainly set the black and white points, did a curves adjustment and then got rid of the shadow.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:50 PM
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Thank for all your help these are awsome.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:41 PM
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Hi there

I spent a lot of time masking and making a background and could not get it to look right...sooo I made it a B&W.

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Old 04-04-2007, 09:17 AM
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Re: My Kids need help

Did a very quick job with this.

First of all did a part extraction to remove the backcloth and its distracting shadows.

Next sampled colour from cloth and used it as a background colour. Selected a slightly darker blue and did a linear gradient from bottom left to top right.

Sorry, the gradient has posterised on posting here (as it always seems to do unfortunately).

Eliptical selection, inverted it, then copied and pasted to new layer. Darkened this with levels to concentrate attention on the 2 boys.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:04 AM
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I smoothed some of the seams.
Added a gray & reddish background.
Some white on the edges.
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