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Old 12-16-2009, 06:18 PM
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Photo advice

1st im not looking for a handout

I want to remove this old guys head from my photo, so it shows my full shirt instead.
Now what would that process be called? so i know what to look for in order to get instructions on how to do it.

and yes this is my first time doing this
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:54 PM
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Re: Photo advice

Use clone tool. Line up a top shirt stripe with one along the older guy's head.
Use 100 percent opacity to completely cover replaced area.
Dodge/Burn shirt areas to adjust for lower shirt shadows.
Adjust Brightness/Contrast of overall photo.

Mine was done very quickly.
Take your time and do it better!

Aside:
The older guy has a sea captain's look.
Give him an appropriate hat and a pipe, he'd be perfect.
Just like those sculpted wooden sea captain figures.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Photo advice

hmm thanks for giving me a example and the how to. im going to give it a try and post the outcome
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:08 PM
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Re: Photo advice

You could use the warp tool to move the stripes around a little bit to show they lye lower on the stomach.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:29 PM
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Re: Photo advice

Site, welcome to Retouch Pro. Here is another process you might find easy and effective that will work with PS or PS Elements.
Use the Laso tool to draw a rough outlline around part of the head you wish to remove. Feather the selection by around 3 or 4 pixels. With the laso tool still active, move the selection over a part of the shirt that looks like it will cover the area. I moved it up and over to the right a bit. Then do Ctrl J to copy that piece of shirt to a new layer. Now with the move tool, position the piece of shirt over the gentlemans head lining up the stripe of the shirt. In my case I ended up copying the logo but 10 secs with the clone tool and you can remove it. A small section of the shirt stripe was a bit too curved so I used the Liquify filter to just nudge it a bit till it was perfect.
Now you have more of the shirt reconstructed, you can copy a larger section and move it on top of another section of the gentleman. So after you first "graft", you can probably completely cover him with 2 more grafts.
This may produce a better final result than the Clone tool which tends to leave some blurred areas.
Oh yes, you need to sharpen your face to attentuate the lense blur.
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:33 PM
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Re: Photo advice

Site, Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

Used all of the above methods Plus the Liquify tool and a couple Screen layers with some masking, which if you have the Hidden Power Elements 1 & 2 Tools gives Elements 2 users a lot more tools and makes masking available also..

Good Luck,
Looking forward to seeing your version
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:08 PM
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Re: Photo advice

Good Night

Have a wonderful holidays!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:30 AM
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Re: Photo advice

lmao about the captains look. i just got back to work and im starting on this now.
so we will see what happens. im also using adobe photoshop elements.

edited the part of elements

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:54 AM
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Re: Photo advice

I normally use Corel's Paint Shop Professional Photo software which is priced around $40 to $60 depending. Amazon sells it. It is user friendly.

Others have said Adobe's Photo Shop's Lite version. Reasonably price.
It allows you to learn Adobe's way of doing things and later gravitate to Pro.

Adobe Photo Shop Pro is the best at doing everything. A few hundred dollars.

Free Software: GIMP It is free photo manipulation software. A good way to start out and cost you nothing for the software. Do a google search for it.

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