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Old 10-20-2009, 01:54 PM
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This is a picture from Prom, and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice/help on fixing the couch. Quite honestly I just think the pattern is ugly. I have been trying to use the clone tool, but it just isn't working.
I have been using Gimp, which is a little different than Photoshop, but essentially the same. Any help would be much appreciated
(The version I have edited is too big, so I just posted the original photo. I have enhanced the color/contrast, gotten rid of flyaway hairs, the picture and light switch in the background and such already)
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:36 PM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

I personally like the pattern, but can see why
someone might consider it too much.

How about just muting it down and taking some
of the bigger curves out of it.

The tie color bothers much more, but that's just me.
He is probably just making the cute girl happy with it.

Good luck!
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:45 PM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

extracted both of you using cs3 calculations and then d&b tool in channels. Thought you might look good on the beach
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:03 PM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

Pretty Prom couple

I changed couch color and dry brush background.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:23 PM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

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This is a picture from Prom, and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice/help on fixing the couch. Quite honestly I just think the pattern is ugly. I have been trying to use the clone tool, but it just isn't working.
I have been using Gimp, which is a little different than Photoshop, but essentially the same. Any help would be much appreciated
(The version I have edited is too big, so I just posted the original photo. I have enhanced the color/contrast, gotten rid of flyaway hairs, the picture and light switch in the background and such already)
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You could crop or change the background or recover the couch with whatever pattern you like...
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:06 PM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

thank you very much this helped a lot.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:44 AM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

Hi,
I didn't fix the couch, sorry... but I did play a little bit with the picture.
If you just create a mask you can change the couch to look however you'd like. If not cropping or cloning it out.

/Peter
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:03 AM
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Ugly Couch

I used a frame and a painted background.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:40 AM
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I liked the park for this picture.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:51 AM
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Re: Fixing Ugly Couch

here is your New couch
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