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A hip that just will not go away

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:59 PM
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A hip that just will not go away

Hi Guys,

I've got a scanned image I am retouching and I am encountering a tough spot along the hip/panty line. Since its just one spot I am having a prob with I have cropped that specific area so that I could get it as large as possible for upload and viewing.

Up in the corner of the image I have also pasted a small thumb of the exact area I am trying to get rid of. I have tried cloning but I can't seem to get a good enough source to look realistic. I have warped and liquefied it but that is just blurring and smudging the sounding areas to much.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Also, I am not requesting anyone do it for me because I want to learn and I also need to be able to duplicate your results in the full size image so if you can suggest something, please let me know what you did. Just basic steps, enough to get the concept.

I hope everyone is geared up for a great holiday next week.

Damien
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:22 PM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Hi Damien,

Are you trying to get rid of the dark area, or the little indent made by the string on the girl's panties ?
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:37 PM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Hi Alison,
That entire dark area that the string leads in to. If you look at the curves just above the panty string you can see the natural highlite of the obliques and hip bone. The angle of the shot also caught that dark lower back/upper butt area and thats what I need to remove (Check out the area in white in the thumbnail inside the photo - upper left)

Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:56 PM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

I'm not an expert in female anatomy so I just did what looks good to me. I use cut/paste and free transform on her right hip reshaping the copied parts to blend. I also think her left hip/stomach could use some work. I borrowed parts from her left forearm to slim her stomach.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:00 PM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Damien,
This was fast and on my laptop (yuk).
I made a selection of the hip area to be removed and on over to the wrist/hand. Then took that into liquify and in one stroke the hip was gone. Bck to photoshop then the hardest part is cleaning up the damage in the form of blur, to the couch or whatever the blue is behind.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:03 PM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Hi Damien,

This is a very cheap and nasty rendition.

I took a patch from the lighter skin area above the hip with the lasso tool, copy pasted it into a new layer and duplicated that - now have two patches. Place them next to each other and you now have something to clone, heal etc., with. From there you can fix it up with some cloning, burning and dodging.

I tried the shadow/highlight feature and that worked reasonably well, but you would have to mask off the areas that you wanted the effect to be on.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:10 PM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Oops!, posted the pic before I did the other part of the dark area
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:09 AM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Back again Damien,

I used the warp tool to push in the girl's hip area. Before doing that I took a patch from the lounge and once the hip 'disappeared' a bit, I made the patch fit. Used some dodge and burn also to make it blend in a little bit more (don't know if that worked ) She looks a little angular around the waist area in my rendition, it will need curving a little bit more.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:15 AM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

I think that hip is natural and very feminine...down to the 'twiggy' style photos! Lightening it will do the trick.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:47 AM
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Re: A hip that just will not go away

Some cloning, D&B and copy/paste of smal image parts.
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