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Old 01-09-2008, 12:07 PM
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Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Hi everyone! I just snapped this photo for some friends, very casually and candidly, but they really would like to use it as a family portrait if I (we) can figure out how to get rid of the toilet and/or the cluttered background. Any suggestions?

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Melanie
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Looks like that'd be a pretty good job for the Clone Stamp/Healing Brush tools (assuming you're using Photoshop). Try working on a new layer, and make sure to select the Sample All Layers option.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

you need to do this to the hirez file, so maybe find someone who will do it for you and upload the hirez file somewhere, otherwise you won't be able to do much with the attached lorez shot.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:00 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Another Idea... it would be better to be able to lighten the clothes in a higher res photo.

Butch
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:32 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

You guys are so good!

James--I tried the clone tool, but I get fuzzy/glowing edges. Completely UNREALISTIC. What am I doing wrong? How do I select the sample all layers?

KLR1156--this looks great! How do I duplicate?

Butch-I thought about doing this too! Attached is my feeble attempt because I don't have any other viable backgrounds. Somehow I made it too glowy. But does it look to unrealistic despite the glow? I have successfully cut them out using the Mask Pro plug-in, but now where to put them? And how to blend them well?
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:17 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Trying to keep the ambience...

Juergen
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

I'd clone it out and crop it tighter. Trust you have a high resolution photo.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:34 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

This is my try. Took out the bathroom. Lightened the two wall areas on either side to reduce the contrast.

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:47 PM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

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.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:12 AM
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Re: Help me get rid of the Toilet in the photo!!!

Crop the sides, and just a little off the top, and you have a good square-format picture that frames the subjects nicely.

(Do get rid of some of the distracting details as per the last couple of posts, though.)
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