RetouchPRO

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


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Should I remove...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-02-2008, 04:13 AM
jaroslav's Avatar
jaroslav jaroslav is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: POLAND
Posts: 71
Should I remove...

Should I remove white ellipse behind married couple ? If yes how to do this ?

I copied background and tried match colour with adjustments layers but I can't do this well


pic : http://rapidshare.de/files/40594852/002.rar.html
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 002.jpg (99.8 KB, 101 views)

Last edited by Flora; 10-02-2008 at 05:58 AM. Reason: Added the resized Original image
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-02-2008, 05:55 AM
Flora's Avatar
Flora Flora is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Milan, Italy
Posts: 2,325
Blog Entries: 3
Smile Re: Should I remove...

Hi jaroslav!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaroslav
Should I remove white ellipse behind married couple ?
.... It's a matter of personal taste really ....

Personally I find the white ellipse a bit too harsh .... so I toned it down ... If it's more or less what you were looking for, I'll write the 'how to...'

P.S. For future references, it's always better to attach a 100 KB version of the image here too ....

Rapidshare had me wait 90 seconds and then I had to type in some sort of code before I could get to your image .... This could be very annoying... besides .... there might be some people with no broadband connection ... What about Photo Bucket, Flickr or something similar?

I'm going to attach the Original but resized version to your post...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg F_002.jpg (198.1 KB, 106 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-02-2008, 06:00 AM
Aleksman71 Aleksman71 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 158
Re: Should I remove...

Use white vignette instead
http://shrani.si/f/1m/Z4/3dwFPkrg/wed-ret1.jpg
Attached Images
File Type: jpg wed ret1.jpg (92.1 KB, 51 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-02-2008, 09:09 AM
jaroslav's Avatar
jaroslav jaroslav is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: POLAND
Posts: 71
Re: Should I remove...

Flora this is exactly what I need
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 10-02-2008, 12:34 PM
Flora's Avatar
Flora Flora is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Milan, Italy
Posts: 2,325
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Should I remove...

Hi again!

Glad I could be of help ...

After cropping the image and fixing the right side/border, what I did is the following:
  • I used the 'Quick Selection Tool' (Magic Wand works just as well here) to select the white ellipse.
  • Used a 'Levels Adjustment Layer' to tone down the selection's Luminosity. (Values = Attachment 1)
  • Used a 'Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer' on the same selection to desaturate and brighten up to better blend the selection with the rest of the background. (Values = Attachment 2)
I worked on the full size image so the values I used might have to be tweaked if working on the 100 KB image posted here...
  • Merged Visible and used the 'Patch Tool' to smoothly blend the border of the ellipse with the background.
  • I used Selective Colors and Levels Adjustment Layers to lightly correct the skin colour and increase contrast on the couple.
A snapshot of my workflow = Attachment 3.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 000.jpg (63.2 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg 001.jpg (62.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg 002.jpg (90.8 KB, 19 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 10-02-2008, 01:35 PM
TommyO's Avatar
TommyO TommyO is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 1,211
Re: Should I remove...

Jaroslav,
I think Flora's approach is very good. I liked your image and tried a different approach with the same basic result. (always more than one way to get there)

Basically, mine was Quick Select, refine the edges, Gaussian Blur, repaint the edges w/ soft, low opacity brush in darken blend mode. Then I tweaked many other smaller details.

I think the harder part would be cleaning the footprints from the floor. It may be better and faster to blur it or replace it.

Anyway, I'm sure they will like whatever you do. A great picture !
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 002_copy1.jpg (196.7 KB, 31 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 10-02-2008, 07:06 PM
Sweetlight's Avatar
Sweetlight Sweetlight is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 563
Re: Should I remove...

How 'bout something like this?

C
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Web_Prom.jpg (20.2 KB, 23 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 10-02-2008, 08:26 PM
bazza64 bazza64 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: On the east coast, north of Sydney Australia
Posts: 133
Re: Should I remove...

HI Jaroslav,

All very good suggestions from the others, As you can see I basically did the same with the background (got rid of the chair to).

I wanted to keep some sort of pattern on the floor, so I used a small (100)blured clone tool, I used that to clone the small marks over the big marks and creases in a random pattern.
Then I cropped to size, I did this very quickly, (5 min).

Hope this helps,
Barry.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 003 (Custom).jpg (69.4 KB, 24 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


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
help remove blue tint from shadows in red hair Edfishing Photo Retouching 9 07-07-2008 01:50 PM
How to remove shadows? Cephas Image Help 5 04-29-2008 06:10 AM
remove doublechin challenge budiono Photo Retouching 26 04-26-2008 06:58 AM
Remove Brightness From Camera Flash mdw46 Photoshop Help 6 03-28-2008 07:03 AM
how to remove gooseflesh? pure Photo Retouching 11 12-12-2007 03:46 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.


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