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  • Double exposure fix, heres a tough one.

    Hi everyone!

    I myself am a photo retoucher, a friend of mine asked me to help her fix 4 double exposures of her and her father who recently passed away but I'm not sure where'd I'd really start with this.

    Was seeing if you guys could possibly offer some advice, if this is possible- etc. what would you use? I see a lot of clone stamp, painting in damaged areas. While I'm a pretty capable retoucher i'm less of an 'artist', the painting thing scares me.

    She just wants the shots with the people, so she wanted the shots of the cars removed.

    Would like to hear your guys thoughts, there are 4 photos total. Sets of 2.

    Links to images:

    Any help appreciated.
    Last edited by jnc; 04-03-2013, 07:17 AM.

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    Re: Double exposure fix, heres a tough one.


    I'm going to be honest here, this is way past anything I have ever worked on. I just toyed around with it in Photoshop for a couple minutes to come up with some ideas. Here is what I would do, I really hope someone will chime in with a better way as this is going to take forever.

    1. Both images improved by applying a curves adjustment layer and darkening. This brought out the people exposure more. This worked better on the Christmas tree image. I think it is the more savable.

    2. Next, days of cloning, painting, and rebuilding. Like I said, past my knowledge base. I hope someone has a better method as I would love to learn it.

    I tried messing with exposure filters with minimal results. turning up the exposure may or may not facilitate the stamping.

    I think I could get to an end result with these methods but the time spent would be incredible. Hope you get a better answer.