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Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:18 PM
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Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

Good Day All;
I am somewhat new at the retouching area. I thought I would start off with some of the simple stuff only to find out that if one wants to make a retouch look seamless, nothing is simple.
I have decided to see how well I can do with reducing weight on a couple of people. Of course, it is not as easy as one would think. Where I have the a problem is with a “head- on” picture.
I have tried using the Liquify tool but I was not able to rid of the “bulge” without distorting the shirt.
Would like to hear how some of you would handle this.
Thanks All
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

Can we see a sample of the image you want to work on?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:42 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

I am trying to upload a picture but this panel will not allow me to upload a PSD (or any other file type greater than 100KB. That make for a very small picture.
As I am new here, is ther another way to upload or do I stay with the 100KB

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

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I am trying to upload a picture but this panel will not allow me to upload a PSD (or any other file type greater than 100KB. That make for a very small picture.
As I am new here, is ther another way to upload or do I stay with the 100KB

Chomp
You should be able to post a perfectly acceptable jpeg image and still remain within the 100KB limit. Certainly it should be enough for others to help you discover how to do it yourself

Have a look at these threads for some information about sizing and posting

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/ima...ed-images.html
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...etouchpro.html
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

Thanks Wolfman;
Attached is the picture I was working on. I was trying to get rid of the "beer gut" and make it look "natural"... Without destroying either the shirt and / or tie
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

Chomp, Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

Take your time and experiment.... in Photoshop Do Overs are OK if your working an a COPY of the original... Hope this helps

I grabbed a belt-line from some skinny dude on the internet then masked it in to get rid of the hangover.... masked back in the tie bottom... a tiny bit of pucker... masked back in some of the original on the side that the pucker distorted.. cloned a little to clean it up..

Good Luck!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:29 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

Liquify and a bit of cloning.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:49 AM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

Little work with the smudge tool and I fixed the contrast.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:04 AM
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Re: Getting rid of the “Beer Gut”

thanks all. I had nt tought about masking or getting peices from other pictures. This gives me some great information to use.
No doubt, I will be asking more questions as I continue with this.
Thanks Ahain
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:56 PM
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LOL @ crazyfly1, Before Chomp posted his picture I had worked on what I thought he might have meant... telling all about it being where the light and shadows fall and the lighter areas that should be dark and the dark areas that should be lighter, then going into his artistic side of things and diligently dodging and burning to re-shape the image, etc... etc..

BUT... I like yours better!!

After clicking the GIF Thumbnail, give it a couple seconds to change
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