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Dec 15, 2010 13:38 |  #1

I have a family, that love this photo. I really don't, because not all the children are looking at me, and other various reasons. I was going to trash it, but the family wanted it to be edited. EXTREME edit. The parents don't want to be in the picture. Can some photoshop guru please PLEASE ps out the parents for me? I have spent two hours working on it, and it looks pathetic!

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Dec 15, 2010 13:43 |  #2

Wow, that certainly is extreme. You'd have to remove the parents' arms supporting the childrens' arms, then reposition them to look natural, not to mention filling in a very detailed background..

I wouldn't even entertain the idea of doing it for them, but I certainly look forward to seeing the photoshop wizards take a crack at it.


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Dec 15, 2010 14:26 |  #3

OK, I'm not a PS expert but I actually have done a number of "removals" and additions but this may be very difficult as the end result might not look natural at all. You may suggest to the parents if maybe the kids can be "placed in another venue", which IMHO would be so much easier...


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Dec 15, 2010 14:35 |  #4

it would be less effort for you to reshoot it than for you or someone else to photoshop it.


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Dec 15, 2010 17:00 as a reply to  @ suecassidy's post |  #5

Hi,

I just had a try, could get the man & woman out from the back ok, where it feel down is where the mans arm is holding the boy.


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Dec 15, 2010 17:48 as a reply to  @ Rayk's post |  #6

Quick effort - far from print quality, I'm afraid.

The shadows and reflections cast by the parents are playing hell with making a convincing final product.

...and, I JUST noticed I cut out the insides of the "8" on the sleeve of the boy on the far left...ah well.

Edit to add: had a moment to fix the sleeve, and increase the size...was bugging me.


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Dec 15, 2010 17:48 |  #7

Heres a quicky I spent about twenty minutes And Im at work tring to do it when the boss aint lookin. Its a tuffy but It could be done

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Dec 15, 2010 19:01 as a reply to  @ lecherro's post |  #8

My go at it...


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Dec 15, 2010 19:23 |  #9

Wow...looks pretty good!


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Dec 15, 2010 19:55 |  #10

Edsport wrote in post #11459501 (external link)
My go at it...

The cloning in the dressed doesnt look very good but the rets of it looks awesome. Honestly if a client asked that I dont think i would do it just because its so labor intensive and just kinda ridiculous to edit two people out, especially if theyre the parents.


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Dec 15, 2010 22:00 |  #11

I agree. I think next time I'll decline SO much extreme editing.

Y'all are awesome ps gurus. :) Great job.


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Dec 15, 2010 23:15 as a reply to  @ Kpablo's post |  #12

sometimes you have to give the client a pollished turd. in this market i would never turn down any request.


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Dec 16, 2010 13:49 as a reply to  @ Kpablo's post |  #13

I agree. I think next time I'll decline SO much extreme editing.

I find that a lot of people have a misconception about Photoshop and the difficulty involved in extreme retouching. They think there's a magic button that you can push to "Photoshop me thinner," "Take [fill in the blank] out of the background," "Make me look younger." They don't realize or fathom the investment in time that it takes to manipulate an image in this way. I cringe when I have a customer request something of this magnitude when they apply it to an entire wedding or engagement set of potentially hundreds of images. *Shudder*


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Dec 16, 2010 16:52 |  #14

Due to the fact that the parents arms are very much intruding on the kids right and left... I doubt any photoshop could make the image look print-worthy. Just because it's the wrong positioning.

Photoshop can enhance, slightly manipulate, smooth over... it can't do the photoshoot again. I think you need to be clearer with your clients about what you can and can't do with it




  
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Dec 16, 2010 17:27 |  #15

Take the photo again, wear a clown costume so the kids look at you.


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