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Old 08-19-2008, 08:50 PM
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Any chance of fixing these two images?

I'm new to retouching and have been given the challenge of trying to fix these two images. I have no idea where to start; my initial reaction is that they cannot be corrected. I need to remove the flash in one picture, and the soft box from the other. Anyone have an idea where I should start?
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:07 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

Cut and paste will probably work on the flash image, but is problematic for the soft box unless you remove the umbrella too and replace the sky. Swampy has a good tutorial for sky replacement.

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:23 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

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I'm new to retouching and have been given the challenge of trying to fix these two images. I have no idea where to start; my initial reaction is that they cannot be corrected. I need to remove the flash in one picture, and the soft box from the other. Anyone have an idea where I should start?
I'm wondering what the point of "fixing" either of these images would be (unless these are tiny parts of the actual images you are working with) -- there does not appear to be any subject in the second image, and the apparent subject of the first is a set of doors. If you are new to retouching, I would suggest starting with family photos that are meaningful to you or someone you know, and that the work required be something of a simpler nature - small rips or color adjustments etc.

It is helpful to post what software you use and your level of experience at using it -- you might be new to retouching but an advanced user of Photoshop rather than a newbie at both the technique and the software.

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:46 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

Obviously, these are just parts of your larger image. The good news is they are bright white, which means you can easily select them, fill them using numerous methods, then clone the edges to make them seamless. Since they don't overlap your subject, it should not be too noticeable in your final image.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:39 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

It looks like the subject of the second picture is a person sitting on a chair of some sort. As TommyO stated you can easily select the area of the image that is R-255 G-255 B-255 and replace it with something else such as blue sky. Then you can use the clone stamp or even copy and past the visible portion of the houses rain gutter etc. to complete the missing parts.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:19 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

yea, and do get with the blending modes while massaging those geometric shapes,
check out the channels, and save often. Wonderful advice up there. Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:59 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

This is a very quick fix. More would have to be done to smooth out some of the areas.

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:59 PM
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Re: Any chance of fixing these two images?

teeheehee i know where you got these images from
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