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Old 06-03-2009, 04:42 PM
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Can this be fixed?

I took this photo of my grandson several months ago and when I enlarge it I see that he could have done with his nose blown. I have tried to fix it but seem to end up with a very noticable and not a good job. I have been using Photoshop 4 . I tried taking another picture but it just isn't the same and my daughter really wants this for a canvas. Any suggestions of what I should do would be appreciated.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:48 PM
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I took this photo of my grandson several months ago and when I enlarge it I see that he could have done with his nose blown. I have tried to fix it but seem to end up with a very noticable and not a good job. I have been using Photoshop 4 . I tried taking another picture but it just isn't the same and my daughter really wants this for a canvas. Any suggestions of what I should do would be appreciated.
lazyflamingo, Welcome to RetouchPRO
You have a very nice capture there and I am sure it will make a fine canvas!

Are you working with PS4 or CS4 ?

With such a cutie I had to have a go!

Either case (PS or CS) the clone tool would be your friend..

Besides cloning the yuck under the nose, I sharpened and did some dodging and burning on the eyes on a separate layer... brightened the teeth some (reduced the red) then cloned out some distracting fibers around the face and eyes
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:31 PM
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Re: Can this be fixed?

that is amazing , as well as the yuck you have Nicholas's eyes looking fantastic. I am usining photoshop elements 4 and the cloning tool. I obviously need a lot more practice.
Is it possible (or acceptable) to use that photo you have fixed?
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:38 PM
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that is amazing , as well as the yuck you have Nicholas's eyes looking fantastic. I am usining photoshop elements 4 and the cloning tool. I obviously need a lot more practice.
Is it possible (or acceptable) to use that photo you have fixed?
Of course, you can do with this low resolution sample whatever you want... Tis your picture! But, on a copy of your higher resolution original you will have a much better final product for a canvas.. keep trying and practicing! Lots of low opacity minor corrections on a copied or new layer instead of trying to fix everything with one brush stroke.. take your time and be patient.... Practice Cubed!
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:11 AM
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Many thanks I will give it a go.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:16 PM
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Re: Can this be fixed?

I have been having another try but with only limited success. I went into the other Forum where you can pay to have the work done but it isn't very obvious how to go about putting the image up and paying for the work. Any help would be appreciated. I can see if I take too long I won't have it ready for my daughter's birthday. Hopefully with all the info on this site I will become a lot better at doing it but not when time is short.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:14 AM
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Re: Can this be fixed?

You could use a stamp tool & a little D&B (not to turn it into beauty retouch)
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:52 PM
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it isn't very obvious how to go about putting the image up.
If you want to post a larger resolution then you can host your image elsewhere and attach a link, If you do not have your own site to host your images then some alternative Image Hosts are: ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) or pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) or photobucket.com (1 Meg max free,... 5 Meg PRO) or mediafire.com (100 Meg per file, free) then post a link here in the thread to the site that is hosting your larger image. There are many other sites on the web to host your images also!

For very large files:
If you want to post a huge file like the RAW ... you can also use these Free sites: (YouSendIt.com, max, 100MB per transfer) ; (Podmailing.com, unlimited numbers of files of unlimited size) ; (Pando.com, upto 1GB of files or folders per transfer ) ; (Sendspace.com, upto 300MB per transfer)... use these sites to send your original to your own email address, then open that email message, copy the link, and post that link. (thanks to, RoksetScientist for this)
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:22 AM
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Re: Can this be fixed?

This was my try. healing brush, clone tool, patch tool and some coloring on a blank layer with opacity change to blend. I recently took some flower pictures at Disneyland and couldn't resist--too cute a face.

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Old 06-09-2009, 09:51 AM
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Re: Can this be fixed?

Well yes it can be fixed as evidenced by the examples above....But do your self a favor and go after the overall photo and the eyes before you get the boogers.

If you bring out those gorgeous green eyes people will be less inclined to look at the dirty nose first.
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