Can This Be Fixed?

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  1. Skedaddle

    Skedaddle TPF Noob!

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    I took this shot a few weeks ago and am just now getting around to editing it but I want to get rid of the hair across her face. Is there any way to get rid of it or am I stuck with the hair wispys? I would at least like to have the ones infront of her left eye and nose removed. Or does it look fine with the hair wisps?

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    They could probably be removed...but it would be a time consuming process.
     
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    I like the hair whisps, and that is a great picture!!
     
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    I do a lot of photo retouching and I agree with Mike. To do this would take a lot of retouching and it would have to be done very well or you would easily be able to tell. It would be easier to take another shot.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. :) If I did remove them, how would I go about doing so? Or would it be too much trouble and the photo looks fine just as it is?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In Photoshop, I would probably use a combination of healing and cloning, zoomed in very close and doing it very carefully.

    I'd just leave it as is.
     
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    i would also go as is...the chances of this looking totally seamless with the hairs removed would be pretty unlikely...im sure it could look decent...but i like it just the way it is.
     
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    Ok thank you for the replies. I think I will go ahead and leave it the way it is. :)
     
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    That is a gorgeous pic and I would leave it as is as well.
    The hair wisps add a playful mood to the picture.
    marc.
     
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    Good choice..

    You can't really remove the hair only replace it with something else, so you would need to recreate the eye behind it......... to look natureal would take quite a bit of effort..

    However, ....

    My feel is that you are focusing too much on the perfection of a single item or set of items...

    The photograph needs to be viewed as a complete frame/composition and in it's own context...

    It's a very good photoraph with it's own casual, wind-blown character..

    I would leave the eyes alone and touch-up the chin,cheeks, and lips..
     
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    Skedaddle, can I ask how you took the shot?

    Lighting that day, how did you get that smile, what was going on, etc...

    Thanks
    Marc.
     
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    2nd that, I really really really like that look of the hair. Don't change it!
     

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