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Old 12-28-2004, 12:52 PM
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I am so new at this..help please?

Hi There, I know nothing on restoring pictures. I've been trying to fix a couple pictures I took at Christmas. They both deal with removing glare off glasses. Usually I remember to set my camera to stop the glares from happening but I didn't this time. I would also like to remove the background from the picture of grandpa with the kids. I apologize if this has been covered a thousand times over. Any help is greatly appreciated

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Carol
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:56 PM
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Hi Phe

On Meaghan, I selected the corner of her left eye, copied, pasted and flipped horizontal and dragged to right eye. Flattened image and cloned around edges until you have a satisfactory right eye. Roughly select right eye, copy, paste and flip horizontal. Drag to left eye and adjust with free transform. Select Iris of right eye, copy, paste and flip horizontal and drag to left eye. Move about until satisfied with look both up close and at full screen. Sample rims and darken light areas with small brush. Try Overlay mode.

On Dad, I would suggest "not" replacing background. It's a great family environment with presents by the floor. Here I just cropped to square.

Cheers
Dave
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Old 12-28-2004, 02:57 PM
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Wow thanks so much. Those do look better. You are also right about the Dad pic, I don't think I'll remove the background.

I am hoping to learn about fixing pictures. As I said I am new at this, just learning. Already through this fine forum I learned how to remove redeye. I guess you got to start somewhere, right?

Thanks again Duv!

Carol
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Old 01-01-2005, 07:21 AM
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have some fun

i thought the family photo was good and colourerful so i gave the photo a depth of feild look .used blur tool to blur out background blured more the futher back the photo goes.
then used sponge tool to desaturate background leaving the family in colour
easy to do and and makes a nice portrait then a nice wood frame from the actions pallate
hope you like it
pete
fixed glasses by selecting other eye rotate and mask then filter, render, lighting affect
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Last edited by Peter Keepence; 01-01-2005 at 08:23 AM. Reason: add photo
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Old 01-01-2005, 01:51 PM
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Cool add to the Meghan portrate!
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:10 AM
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i thought the family photo was good and colourerful so i gave the photo a depth of feild look .used blur tool to blur out background blured more the futher back the photo goes.
then used sponge tool to desaturate background leaving the family in colour
easy to do and and makes a nice portrait then a nice wood frame from the actions pallate
hope you like it
pete
fixed glasses by selecting other eye rotate and mask then filter, render, lighting affect
Wow Thanks! Both pictures are great. I just recently bought a couple books, one dealing with using photoshop directly and the other about retouching photos. Who knows maybe I'll get the hang of all this one day.

Thanks again
Carol
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:43 PM
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Red face I am so new at this..help please?

Hi Carol

I never got taught how to use photoshop, didn't even have a manuel.

I guess my ways might be alittle different.

First duplicate and add a layer.

#F6E9DE - I used this colour over the glasses

Then leave on normal and slide the opacity to 25%

Add layer.

#715B59 - I use this colour to paint the glare from the eyes.

Opacity 35%.

Add Layer.

Flood with white - Overlay.

Merge together and save.

( I shall be back later with the other photograph)
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:18 PM
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Hi Carol - I am really pleased how this turned out, infact really shocked i did this and it looks so nice.

Here is a mini tutorial (that i did just now when i did this picture for you)

Photoshop.v.7.

Duplicate and click on the lock (looks like an eye) to Temporary
remove the original picture.

and click on filter and Extract.

brush size : 20
highlight : green
fill : blue

Click icon that looks like felt tip pen...
Use the Highlighter tool to cover the edges of area to be retained,
try Smart Highlighting on well-defined edges.

Click icon that looks like paint can pouring...

Click the Fill tool in the areas you want to retain (Ctrl + Z or click again to undo)

Click preview with the eraser you can touch up the parts you need
to touch up...

This leaves your photograph without a background.

This is where i save it as a psd.file to keep incase i might want to add anymore changes to a picture.

Ok now you need to lock this picture that we have move the
background from, and unlock the one we temporary removed from
sight at the beginning.

This is going to be the replaced background.

Goto Layer - Layer Style
Click pattern overlay...

This if you play around with the buttons will get you a background.

I am a great believer in keeping the family background, its familiar to everyone, so what i did was add your own background on a opacity of 20 and that way it blends out the room to leave the most important the members of the family.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:05 PM
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I'm not sure that I have ever seen a background treatment like this. Well done. It has a very contemporary look.

Cheers
Dave
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:44 PM
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I am so new at this..help please?

Thank you Dave, i made it up as i went along, usually some of the best ideas comes from oneself don't you agree?
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