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Old 07-28-2009, 08:12 AM
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Hi Guys,

It's me again, I am doing another restoration for the same client this time I would like to replace the little chappy's legs, I have managed to replace a whole head of hair on his big sister but I am unable to replace the little chappy'es legs, I would like to be able to give him a proper pair of legs, I've google for similar legs but most are not as chubby as his, I've dragged a pair of legs on the main photo and use layer mask to replace but not succeeded, anyone have any ideas how I can give him proper legs. Please see attached sample. The photo is of 1920.



Many thanks in advance



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Old 07-29-2009, 06:53 AM
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Re: replacing legs

You need to post the full picture.
Still not sure what you want to do ( hide his legs, cover his legs, replace his legs with what, or what) ?????????
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:46 AM
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You need to post the full picture.
Still not sure what you want to do ( hide his legs, cover his legs, replace his legs with what, or what) ?????????
Hi Cupcake,

Thank you for replying much appreciated. I would like if possible to replace the a pair of legs please see attached. I have tried and drag another pair of legs but this child legs are much chubbier and having problems to fit it. Just some explaining would do.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:19 AM
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Question Re: replacing legs

Here is the picture,

is this what you want.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:06 AM
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Hi Cupcake,

Thank you for replying much appreciated. I would like if possible to replace the a pair of legs please see attached. I have tried and drag another pair of legs but this child legs are much chubbier and having problems to fit it. Just some explaining would do.

Many thanks
Can I ask why you want to replace them? What's wrong with them?
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:32 PM
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Can I ask why you want to replace them? What's wrong with them?

Hi Pixeltek,

Thanks for your reply much appreciated, I just want them to stand out more as I am colouring this photo also. You can see the legs but they are dark I would like them to be seen a bit more if you know what i mean.


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Old 07-29-2009, 12:36 PM
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Here is the picture,

is this what you want.
Hi Cupcake,

You've done a very good job there Thanks very much , but I just want to be able to see the legs a bit more I am colourizing this photo also and the little legs are very dark so nothing will show hence the replacement or make it stand out more, I was thinking of masking a layer of greyscale skin tones on it, perhaps i shall experiment more and see what happen.



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Old 07-30-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: replacing legs

Helen, why not just select the existing legs and apply an adjustment to lighten them as needed?
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Helen, why not just select the existing legs and apply an adjustment to lighten them as needed?
Thank you ever so much for your try, I have managed to lighten the legs but it's not as good as you, i've actually mask some greyscale skin on the legs in a new layer but it came out too grainy, I am still experimenting with the legs at the moment.

Would you mind telling me what you've done your results are very good and not grainy at all. Please see my attachement.


Many thanks much appreciated.


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Old 07-30-2009, 01:23 PM
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Re: replacing legs

Helen, the noisy grain, of course, is a consequence of lightening an area that was originally underexposed. What I did was: make a selection of the legs/shorts, jumped to a new layer, applied shadows/highlights adjustment to lighten them, applied filter > noise > reduce noise to kill most of the resulting extra noise, some dodge/burn to adapt.
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