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Old 12-12-2008, 07:20 AM
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touch up a photo? help please

http://i37.tinypic.com/tanhww.jpg

can someone please get that to look more realistic? id appreciate it so much, thanks
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:19 AM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

Please upload bigger picture,at least 800pixels vide.
Like this.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:34 AM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

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Please upload bigger picture,at least 800pixels vide.
Like this.
here you go
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:53 AM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

It is still smal 270 x 327 pixels.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:11 AM
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It is still smal 270 x 327 pixels.
thats the only size i have for that one... the only other picture i have is this one [attached] but see i dont want it with that background, i wanted it with the background thats there [also attached], plus the smaller one has the arm around in the back.. which is how i need it. the other doesnt
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

Maybe its my old eyes but the guy's right arm looks wrong to me.
Ray
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:48 AM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

Is the first one (the couple against a black background) the photo as originally captured? Because it looks already heavily processed in several ways (the absolutely black background, the girl's hair cutout, perhaps even some heavy-duty noise reduction), and that's inevitably going to get in the way of any attempt at a careful, realistic photocompositing.

It's always better to work with the highest quality and least processed images (i.e. the originals, as they were originally captured), even if they initially look bad -that's why RAW format, if available, is preferable: it completely avoids any (possibly improper) pre-processing, giving the advanced retoucher the ability to process the original material in the best possible way for the intended result.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:55 AM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

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Is the first one (the couple against a black background) the photo as originally captured? Because it looks already heavily processed in several ways (the absolutely black background, the girl's hair cutout, perhaps even some heavy-duty noise reduction), and that's inevitably going to get in the way of any attempt at a careful, realistic photocompositing.

It's always better to work with the highest quality and least processed images (i.e. the originals, as they were originally captured), even if they initially look bad -that's why RAW format, if available, is preferable: it completely avoids any (possibly improper) pre-processing, giving the advanced retoucher the ability to process the original material in the best possible way for the intended result.

i understand completely. but unfortunately those are the only photos available..can anything be done with them?
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:39 PM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

There ya go:

Low.JPG

(Less compressed JPEG version here).

I've been unable to fix the girl's hand around the guy's shoulder or to replicate the guy's other arm -I have zero painting skills.

But at least the photocompositing's done, and the image looks somewhat higher resolution & quality. Maybe someone else can work on the remaining issues.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:10 PM
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Re: touch up a photo? help please

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There ya go:

Attachment 65139

(Less compressed JPEG version here).

I've been unable to fix the girl's hand around the guy's shoulder or to replicate the guy's other arm -I have zero painting skills.

But at least the photocompositing's done, and the image looks somewhat higher resolution & quality. Maybe someone else can work on the remaining issues.
thank you so much, hopefully someone can
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