Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When photoshop Becomes a Verb

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:
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  1. Wonderful job on this fix! Your blog is terrific...I really enjoyed my time here. It looks so nice...someday I hope mine looks as nice as yours but I just don't feel like fussing with it yet. Your story regarding the postman was priceless...thanks for making me smile.

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  3. I just put a link on here, but there's only a blank space showing up. However, if you mouse over you can see it. Still trying to figure out what went wrong.



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