RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Retouching dirty floors

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-26-2013, 09:37 AM
dbphotos97 dbphotos97 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Retouching dirty floors

Our studio photographs dance portraits every year, and at each dance studio, we have about 100 pictures to retouch. We use a white background and use Adobe Photoshop to touch up the dirty spots where people tracked on the floor. It takes me many hours to do this, and I'm wondering if I'm doing it the most efficient way. I would like to get some advice from the community on any methods out there I don't know about.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 04-26-2013, 10:08 AM
dbphotos97 dbphotos97 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Retouching dirty floors

We recently photographed dance portraits at two dance studios on a white background. Altogether, I have about 200 images to retouch. I have two major problems to fix: Scuff marks on the floor and heavy shadows. I have been using the brush tool and the clone tool to clean this up, but it is very time-consuming, and my brush keeps leaving "trails" that I have to fix as well. I am trying to find another method that is more efficient and effective. I am running out of time, and the method I'm using is taking many hours. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance for your help.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 04-26-2013, 10:55 AM
AKMac's Avatar
AKMac AKMac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London and Argyll, Scotland.
Posts: 309
Re: Retouching dirty floors

There's a good chance someone may be able to give you valuable timesaving advice. But you need to post examples. Every scenario is different.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 04-26-2013, 10:57 AM
dbphotos97 dbphotos97 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Re: Retouching dirty floors

I am not in my studio office right now, so I don't have access to any of my files. I will try to post an example later this evening.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 04-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Repairman's Avatar
Repairman Repairman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 683
Re: Retouching dirty floors

Ideal world only!- If you shot with the camera in the same position throughout the shoot you could retouch the floor once, use it as layer on the other images (assuming the same magnification) and paint/restore the good floor through a layer mask.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 04-26-2013, 11:14 AM
PastBCPresent's Avatar
PastBCPresent PastBCPresent is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Yuma AZ
Posts: 29
Re: Retouching dirty floors

Without seeing an example this may be a poor suggestion or overly simplistic. Is there anyway that you could use selection of the floor and copy and paste it over the problem areas? Is the floor patterned or a single color?
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 04-26-2013, 12:06 PM
dbphotos97 dbphotos97 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Re: Retouching dirty floors

Wouldn't that be nice! :-) Unfortunately, that's not the case. Am I the only one who has this problem? How does everyone else handle this?
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 04-26-2013, 01:35 PM
Repairman's Avatar
Repairman Repairman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 683
Re: Retouching dirty floors

Haha; Post a pic and you'll no doubt get some good suggestions.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 04-26-2013, 03:16 PM
Shoku Shoku is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 302
Re: Retouching dirty floors

What kind of background do you use? IF you use roll paper you can unroll more paper to remove dirt spots during the shoot. You can also ask people to clean the bottom of their shoes (supply what's needed to do that), and ask them to keep off the paper unless they are being shot.
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 04-26-2013, 04:08 PM
plugsnpixels's Avatar
plugsnpixels plugsnpixels is offline
RetouchPRO LIVE Guest Artist
Patron
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: LA area
Posts: 2,027
Re: Retouching dirty floors

True, an example would help. Ideally your shots are tripod-based and the problem areas are similar in all shots.

Does popping Levels brighten up the white areas (or would you get blowout)?

Maybe use the Mop tool, ha!
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Elite Retouching - Pro Retouching Services eliteretouching Classifieds 0 08-18-2011 09:45 PM
NYC High End retouching Workshop JSFphoto Events 2 06-16-2011 09:47 AM
Photo Retouching and Restoration Services colorexperts Classifieds 0 03-25-2011 08:38 AM
Offering retouching workshops for newcomers etc. Delicate_Media Classifieds 0 01-25-2011 10:24 AM
Photo Retouching Service offer with low cost shumicpi Classifieds 0 12-22-2010 11:23 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved