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Old 02-06-2011, 03:16 AM
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I took a picture of my friend a while ago, but she wasn't smiling. I recently took a really cute picture and she was smiling, but the background was a parking lot. I though I would put the two together to print for her. Problem is I can't find a way to blend the first skin tone to the face of the background layer. How can I do this?
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:45 AM
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The only common way I know is curves for the smiling layer. Lab color space can be more suitable for your case. Read color coordinates (a,b) of background color and try to match them.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:55 AM
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Uploading a sample image will make it easier to give good advice :-).
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:15 AM
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I took a picture of my friend a while ago, but she wasn't smiling. I recently took a really cute picture and she was smiling, but the background was a parking lot. I though I would put the two together to print for her. Problem is I can't find a way to blend the first skin tone to the face of the background layer. How can I do this?
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It will help if you let us know what photo editing software you are using, what experience, if any, that you have, and what you have already tried to do to improve your photo.

Is her head at the same angle, orientation and on the same plane.. ( to facilitate a cut and paste of the lips, nose, eyes and cheeks.. )

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:43 AM
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Re: Need help blending

Hi,

I have Photoshop CS3. I've had it for almost as long as it's been out. I've used it for a variety of different projects, but just messing around. I learn by doing so I would only study a piece of it if I had a real project to try it on, as I am now. I'll upload the original to see if anyone can help remove the glass look from the foreground, and the cut and paste image. I've tried mixing the two and almost got it several times, I thought. The color looked almost identical in the two open windows, but when I pasted it over it was still too light, and too far off to try to work with. I considered, if I could get it close, but maybe not exact that I could just remove saturation and no one would know (if they were the same or close in hue), but I never got that close.

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:45 AM
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Re: Need help blending

Okay, the first is the original, which I love except for the glass. The second is one that her mother liked but she didn't. The third, silly looking I know, was my last resort. After trying everything I thought I'd mess around with that for a while.
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