I joined a Yahoo group the other day called, we_love_digital_art. They are so nice that I really feel bad about writing a certain previous post. But one can evolve. Today I got some help from them for a tricky problem. How to remove something from a photo and how to make it look somewhat natural. Here's the original photo.
I cut out a graphic of a small child laying on a dog. I deleted the dog with the magic wand, but couldn't get rid of the leg. One of the nice people in the group suggested
that I duplicate the image (in case something went wrong).
select the image->pick the colour of the dress with the eyedropper-> choose a small brush and paint it out.
It looked a bit unnatural (sic), so I selected the plain clone tool->then I cloned a crease in the dress by option-clicking, then extented the crease into the painted area. Next, I selected a plain part of the dress with the clone tool and filled in the remaining painted area. So I photoshopped the leg out of the photo. Now I can work for the National E----------- making Martians for their front page. Here's the end result.
I also duplicated the background so I could do some other fixes with the background.
Background, bird, bucket wolf:© 2010 NeonSun Studios