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Photoshop help with this img
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:04:28 PM »
Hi guys. Any ideas how to get the chair out of this img? I am not a photoshop master but everything I try doesnt work out right.
Using CC if that matters. Thanks.

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Photoshop help with this img
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:04:28 PM »

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 06:37:09 PM »
I would just crop it out

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 06:42:12 PM »
Try content-aware move tool. Lots oftutorials on YouTube. I am not thrilled about the background per se, so you could try to cut the child out and use place tool to put it on a different background? :)
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 06:45:44 PM »
Thanks! I will try both. I was messing with a tutorial for that earlier haha. I'll just have to find a suitable place to put him.
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 07:33:41 PM »
cut out a piece of the top left wood planks and make it in to a new layer, free transform it, move it over the chair, take the opacity down, you'll have flip it(vert), rotate it and then skew it, till you get the different lines matched up. Once they match, add a layer mask and use the gradient tool to soften the edges, you can do the same with the white door frame, this one you might want to add some shadow with a dedicated curve layer as well.

This was a VERY quick edit:)

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 08:00:17 PM »
Thanks Jens. That looks real good, I had trouble getting the slants to match but i'll read through your instructions and try to follow them. I need to get a lot better with CC haha.

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 05:57:02 PM »
Apologies for the double posts, Clicking the edit button doesn't work for me for some reason.
Anyways, after a couple hours I give up...I cant even get the boards aligned right let alone move past that step.
I tried to cut him out of the pic as well to move but I cant get all the little hairs selected and it doesn't look right.

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 05:57:02 PM »

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 02:32:09 PM »
cut out a piece of the top left wood planks and make it in to a new layer, free transform it, move it over the chair, take the opacity down, you'll have flip it(vert), rotate it and then skew it, till you get the different lines matched up. Once they match, add a layer mask and use the gradient tool to soften the edges, you can do the same with the white door frame, this one you might want to add some shadow with a dedicated curve layer as well.

This was a VERY quick edit:)

Awesome job, although it sounds like you're using 3 or 4 layers, and adjusting gradients.  To me that would not be a "very quick edit"...but then I work slowly a lot of the time! 

I could have done something with just the clone stamp tool and no layers...although it probably would not turn out very good.

I would just tone down the background, maybe apply a blur and some vignette, and forget about trying to remove the chair.  The background doesn't really serve the portrait very well anyway.  There are a lot of things that can be done, obviously.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 02:34:18 PM by CarlTN »

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 03:11:13 PM »
Not my best work, did very little, only one layer using clone stamp and dodge tools, curves, saturation, added vignette.  Notice I dodged the eyes, with shadow, midtone, and highlight...a bit too subtle but I only had a tiny jpeg to work with anyway.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 03:15:31 PM by CarlTN »

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 03:42:36 PM »
The wall adds nothing to the image. It's not an interesting composition or background. So, I would just crop it around your son.
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 03:57:17 PM »
The wall adds nothing to the image. It's not an interesting composition or background. So, I would just crop it around your son.

I disagree. The background isnt the subject.  IMO it's a good thing the background is just a simple wall—because it stands back and lets the kid be the focus.  Removing it removes the personal feel and would make it look like a stock/studio photo.
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 05:23:45 PM »
The wall adds nothing to the image. It's not an interesting composition or background. So, I would just crop it around your son.

I disagree. The background isnt the subject.  IMO it's a good thing the background is just a simple wall—because it stands back and lets the kid be the focus.  Removing it removes the personal feel and would make it look like a stock/studio photo.

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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 07:16:27 PM »
Not knowing how to do photoshop, and given time, I would have just removed the chair from the scene or changed the angle/perspective for a better background, if possible. Frequently that may not be an option, though.
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 07:53:41 PM »
I like the wall and would leave it.  The door handle is a little prominent, and I'd be curious if it looked better without it.
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 09:25:13 PM »
I just did a 3 minute screen capture of my PS5 work flow, it really is incredibly simple. Here it is for anybody interested. The resultant image is below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w4umssfur97r1iz/Screen%20Recording.mov

Nice. Some one didn't like the doorknob so I took your image and cropped out the doorknob.
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Re: Photoshop help with this img
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 09:25:13 PM »