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Hair in Face

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Jul 06, 2009 18:31 |  #1

Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm trying to find an easy way to get rid of hair in someones face. I recently got engaged and my fiance and I want to use the below picture for our engagement announcement in the paper. The only problem is that the wind has blown her hair into her mouth. I tried using the clone tool to get rid of it, but it doesn't look right. I'm a novice with Photoshop (CS3) and wanted to know if there was an easier way to get rid of the hair.


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Jul 06, 2009 18:36 |  #2

This might sound lame -- but why not take another picture? I would bother photoshop cleaning, it could not be recreated.​m (external link)

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Jul 06, 2009 18:39 |  #3

There is no easy way if you want it to look right. Because it covered so much, there will need to be some reconstruction on her face.

However if you are savvy in photoshop, use your layers, patch tool, clone stamp and some cut and pasting would do the trick.

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This is a beautiful shot!

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Jul 07, 2009 00:40 |  #4

I'd be happy to take a stab at it, but I need the full size original... This image needs some exposure and color work as well.


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Jul 07, 2009 00:47 |  #5

Since this is critique corner, I am going to give my honest opinion. This is not a fantastic engagement picture. It is an OK cute snapshot, but I would try again. The background is hideous, the shot looks a bit soft and you can't even see your eyes. I think even with the hair fixed it would just be an OK picture. I'd reshoot with a more scenic background and better light.

Oh, and Congrats on the engagement! :)

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