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Old 02-12-2010, 04:36 PM
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Background Crease

I was playing around with my new camera, taking self portraits and not paying much attention to detail thinking I probably wouldn't keep the end results anyway...

Then I took this picture, which I quite like, but the background is creased! So wondered if any one had any ideas how to salvage it?? I tried to clone the crease out but found it difficult because of the pattern. Or perhaps they is a creative way of cropping it??

I'm stuck for ideas though, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the original unretouched image. Please feel free to give my any photography tips too, as this my my first slr and it's been a slow learning curve for me!
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:45 PM
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Re: Background Crease

First pic...Fixed a copy of the original with levels... healed some face areas, smoothed lips and sharpened the Irises...

Picked a couple colors next to the hair and put a new layer filled with a gradient of those colors under a copy of the fixed original masked the copy to hide bad background

Second pic... replaced gradient layer with an Eiffel Tower pic

OR

you could use the extract tool and put any background you like behind her
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: Background Crease

My Remedy: I just made new ornament design background similar to yours and did some extensive retouches according to my taste.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:03 AM
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Re: Background Crease

Hi there

I tried to make a background from the existing pattern

Butch
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:46 AM
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Re: Background Crease

Thank you to all of you for your help! Wow everyone has done a great job with this! I like the the Eiffel tower idea, made me smile

Did you all use the extract tool then put a new background behind? Whenever I do that I can't seem to stop it looking like the object in front is floating.

Daviskw I really like the nice tanned skin tone, how did you do that??
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: Background Crease

New background.

Larger file if needed.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: Background Crease

Nice one Cupcake!


Cheers!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:40 PM
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Re: Background Crease

Thanks Cupcake I'd love the larger file if you don't mind.

I really like the background, have you made it yourself?
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:56 PM
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Re: Background Crease

my suggestion would be to take another shot just of the background when is not creased (if possible) and paste you on it...
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:23 PM
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Re: Background Crease

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my suggestion would be to take another shot just of the background when is not creased (if possible) and paste you on it...
Ah such a simple solution! Don't know why I didn't think of it!

Thanks Cezwony
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