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George ­ Zip
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Nov 13, 2017 20:13 |  #1

I want to get rid of the guy on the left from this image. I am not very good at PS yet. I am aware of how to use the clone tool and have used it with great success in tidying up images. I am aware of layers, how to mask off the bride and that sort of thing.

But for this one, because the guy is so big in the image and because I suck I am struggling to make it look natural. When I clone the leaves from that bush, it kinda looks weird.

I guess what I am asking is, how would you guys tackle this image.

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Nov 13, 2017 20:19 |  #2

Crop it and then use content aware fill.


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Nov 13, 2017 20:19 |  #3

This will give you an idea of my skill level with PS. Here is a generic group shot I took and failed because they called me over for a photo and I neglected to notice crap in the corner. So with the help of Youtube I used PS for the first time and got a reasonable result.

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Nov 13, 2017 20:28 |  #4

I'm not sure if you saw my reply. We posted at the same time. :-)


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Nov 13, 2017 20:36 |  #5

medd63 wrote in post #18495795 (external link)
Crop it and then use content aware fill.

I want to keep it the same size and have the left of the image negative space. It's pretty tight as it is.

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Nov 13, 2017 20:44 |  #6

Ok. Then I might use content aware fill on the man, then select the people you want to keep. Inverse the selection and use a levels adjustment layer to really darken the background.


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Nov 13, 2017 21:02 |  #7

If you live close to where the photo was taken just go back to the site, shoot the background and merge the two photos together.

Make the two photos two layers with the people on top. Align the layers and get them to match as best as you can. Then just erase the guy out of the top layer leaving the background showing through from the layer below.

I know that is making it sound simple and it may not be. But, that gives you another option that may work better. Also check other photos from that day. You may already have one you can use for that. All you need is a view of the background behind him without anyone standing in the way. It does not matter what else is in the image, all you need is what is behind him to fix that image.


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Nov 13, 2017 23:26 |  #8

Yea, this is not easy without more area to sample from. Even then, not trivial. Do you have another photo from a similar spot with more of the tree/bush?


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Nov 14, 2017 09:22 |  #9

Use the patch tool. Small/medium bits at a time. Go over various areas a couple times to reduce repeating patterns.


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Nov 14, 2017 09:24 |  #10

Maybe just do a total background replacement. Mask out a selection of the subjects you want (quick selection tool, small brush size; get a large selection around your subjects, then click refine edge, use overlay and play with feathering and smoothness, to get their hair and the edges, and paint the edges of the people you want refine the edge of selection on, when you hit ok, it will nuke everything not in your selection). Kill the background totally. Replace it with something similar (or even another shot of that shrubbery minus people if possible). Just match the white balance and exposure to taste so it looks natural.

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Nov 14, 2017 09:33 |  #11

You could send it to www.retouchup.com (external link). They will remove it for $10. If you don't like the results you can have them try again.

I use them for clipping paths and have been impressed with their workmanship and turnaround time.

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Nov 14, 2017 09:37 |  #12

George Zip wrote in post #18495796 (external link)
I used PS for the first time and got a reasonable result.

Not bad at all. I'd be inclined to retouch the child's leg a little. It looks like she's been in the wars (or maybe mild eczema). It would be easy to brush out/down and would improve the overall look.


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Nov 14, 2017 09:57 |  #13

You're very welcome.

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Nov 14, 2017 09:58 |  #14

My poor attempt...

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Nov 14, 2017 09:59 as a reply to Chet's post |  #15

That is just wrong... :D


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