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Old 01-10-2008, 01:01 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

The only objection Melanie has to the photo is the toilet. I think she wants to retain a bit of the home as it is as a setting. (Notice Dad's chair.) I've eliminated the bathroom by cloning the predominant color of the bathroom to make it a solid backdrop. In these situations I've wished I'd simply closed a door.

As already suggested, I cropped the left & right sides to remove extraneous details. The perspective of the shot makes the bathroom doorway lean, but there it is. Anyone who cares about these people, & maybe has been in that home, won't be bothered.

I used Levels to reduce brightness of the scene, but the baby's face could use some darkening, not a whole lot.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:08 PM
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...I've eliminated the bathroom by cloning the predominant color of the bathroom to make it a solid backdrop. In these situations I've wished I'd simply closed a door...
I like this better than the white extended to the right.
Nice one One
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:38 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Door could have been done better.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:44 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

You closed the door, but is that their door?
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:04 PM
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You closed the door, but is that their door?
Closed door or white wall, I think looks better than a black background, helping the daughter stand out better in contrast to the background.

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Old 01-10-2008, 02:11 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

But, that's how the picture was taken. I agree the daughter should stand out more, but that's how the photo was taken. Remember: Melanie's only objection was with the toilet.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:18 PM
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I took DC's version and softened the wall color with a selective color adjustment layer on the Whites (from the dialog's color picker pop-up). Then a simple soft brush to mask out that color on the faces and highlights in the people's clothes etc. Set the adjustment layer to Luminosity Blend mode.
Just wanted to point out that you guys pulled a Salvador Dali - look at where the wall meets the floor on the left, and where it meets on the right.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:23 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

may be this door?
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:32 PM
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Just wanted to point out that you guys pulled a Salvador Dali - look at where the wall meets the floor on the left, and where it meets on the right.
Stephen,
I saw that when I worked on the door opening, but thought, the 'innocent' observer may not notice it... Maybe it is a curved wall??

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Old 01-10-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Where did you get that? Are you guessing? Why do you insist on the photo being as you see it? What about Melanie? What does she want? It looks very good, btw, altho cropping on left & right would help. We need to hear from Melanie.
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