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Oct 20, 2009 10:11 |  #1

Sensitive thread this, but I need your help! The girlfriend's cat passed away at the weekend, and she wants to put the following picture on a 24 inch box canvas. Now, she's desperate to get this done this week, but asked me to remove the umbrella from his head - this is WAY beyond what I can achieve, but wondered if anyone could assist if they had a few spare minutes? The thing I'm struggling with the most is the cat's shadow. :cry:

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I'd be massively grateful if anyone can help - you'd make a pretty distraught lady that little bit happier. :)



  
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Oct 20, 2009 14:26 |  #2

Awwwww.... poor kitty :( Maybe try cropping most of it out and then zooming into the area and carefully using your cloning tool to get rid of the umbrella.


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Oct 20, 2009 14:43 as a reply to  @ LemonFreshDesigns's post |  #3

How's this? I'm not quite sure how it'll stand up to being blown up to 24", let me know if want the high res version at all.


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Oct 20, 2009 15:28 as a reply to  @ Electric Shepherd's post |  #4

Here is my attempt for you (I have the full size image too, if you want it)


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Oct 20, 2009 16:20 |  #5

Wow... you guys are really good! How did you do this? And how long did it take?


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Oct 20, 2009 16:33 |  #6

- Duplicated the base layer
- Flipped the copy
- Used a layer mask on the copy layer to reveal just the right side of the shadow
- Created a gradient layer with layer mask to recreate the shadow from the edge of the wall and cover up the umbrella

Pretty quick, only about 5-10 mins

...sorry to hear about your girlfriends cat :(


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Oct 20, 2009 16:45 as a reply to  @ Haribo's post |  #7

Similar concept to Haribo's; selected the shadow of the cat's ear/head on the wall then flipped it horizontally, moved it into position, tweaked the levels on the selection just a little [LIghtened the mid-tones just a touch], then used a layer mask to mask out the offending background. Did a bit of mopping up with healing brush and that was about it really, took about 10min too.


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Oct 20, 2009 17:24 |  #8

Thanks to both Electric Shepherd and Haribo - have sent you both PMs requesting the higher res image - I'll run them both past the girlfriend tomorrow. Thanks again - this will mean the World to her. :)




  
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