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Old 07-04-2008, 09:22 AM
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Removing White Spot

I've been looking around this forum, and you people seem like you're truly top notch in the field of photo-enhancing. This is why I feel bad about coming to you with this problem that seems so pathetically simple, but I've got no where else to turn. A month ago, at a party, I took a picture with my family here:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w186/efb91/Party.jpg

And there was this huge white spot on my aunt's head, which had happened before, and I knew it was from a reflection of dust. I told my grandfather I could get rid of it, and I thought I could, I'm just an amateur, I thought I could isolate that mark, and gradually change the contrast until it matched the rest of the photo. It didn't work. I don't even have photoshop or anything, but if someone could please tell me what to do, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:07 AM
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Re: Removing White Spot

Hello, and welcome to RetouchPRO.

Gave your picture a try. Simply selected her good eye and jumped it to a new layer, and did a horizontal flip. Blended the hair and skin. Used the skin area on her throat as a healing brush source to smooth the forehead. Did not make any attempt to correct the red eye or make other color adjustments.

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:51 AM
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Re: Removing White Spot

You didn't need to correct the red-eye or color. I never even thought of copying the good eye... Thank you very much. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:52 AM
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Re: Removing White Spot

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I don't even have photoshop or anything
If you would tell us what editing program you have, folks would be better able to help you do it yourself.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:03 AM
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Re: Removing White Spot

efb91,
I cannot think of a common application (PictureIt, etc) that allows you to isolate that area. However, most do provide some means of cloning isolated areas.
You could download and learn a free but powerful application like Gimp. But, that would take a while.
You may be better off either:
- using what DCobb provided;
- or attempting to clone very small portions of that area until you achieve something you like.

Best of luck with it ! Nice looking group !
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:16 AM
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Hi there

I used curves.. a color layer ...the healing brush.. the clone tool... some cropping..and I made a quick hair brush for a little detail in her hair.

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Old 07-04-2008, 11:26 AM
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I should have read your post more closely... let us know what program you have access to.

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Old 07-04-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: Removing White Spot

I liked what Butch did. Where I got off track was not recognizing that the dark area was actually hair with a distorted color. Gave it another try using curves, healing brush, clone tool, and blur and smudge to smooth some of the areas. Also, used the burn tool to make the corrected eye match. Also, did lighten the background a little.

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