Great Shot, Terrible Distraction

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  1. Thru_These_Eyes

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    I recently did some shots for my sister and niece and got this GREAT shot of them, but in the middle of the shoot they were playing with leaves and I realized that a leaf was in my sisters hair but as some of you know, 3 year olds are quick and having a shoot in a park with leaves will certainly keep a toddler from paying any attention to you or sitting still so I didn't have time to stop and get the leaf out her hair otherwise I would have missed this great shot because she immediately ran away within seconds...I just recently purchased photoshop and have been following along with tutorials online to get some knowledge but I have no idea how to get this leaf out of her hair. It takes others a second to notice, but its the second thing I notice when looking at the picture and if possible, I would love for someone to help me get rid of it or at least tell me how I might do that so I can print this for them =) thanks!!

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f199/Brittany31Allyn/IMG_2170.jpg?t=1226498126
     
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    i found a link to put in there that will allow you to see it =)
     
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    thats really unlucky man, I'm not really sure what you can do but I hope you can sort it out
     
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    yes, just clone it out.
     
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    This is definitely a case of "Easier said than done!" .....

    It's one thing to blithely say, "yes, just clone it out." And quite another matter to actually DO it - and make it look "natural" and as if nothing's been done to it ....

    In my opinion, this would take some wicked photoshop skills - you've got wisps of her hair in there; you've got part of her nose and the bridge of her nose in there; you've got skin tones and graduated skin tones between light and shadow to "mix" .... again, in my opinion, this is not an easy "fix" .....
     
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    Thank you...I do think its a lot easier said then done when it comes to cloning...I have just purchased PS in July so I haven't really mastered any types of skills other than cropping he he, but I was just hoping that maybe there was a quick fix....wishful thinking =) Thanks for the feedback
     
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    Hmmm....would it maybe help if I took copies from other pictures and placed random leafs in the picture as if a handful of them were thrown in the air prior to the picture being taken? Maybe it would make the singled out lead less of a distraction?
     
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    I've had this problem before, luckily not on a vital picture. I tried in Photoshop to correct it with the clone tool however it looks terrible.

    Good luck anyway.
     
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    Truth be told, with your daughter's expression, that leaf helps make that photo.
     
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    It may not be ideal but my focus was so much on the daughters expression it took me a sec to find the leaf you were refering too. It wont be the perfect shot, however i think you did capture the moment well.
     
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    I did not "blithely" say anything. I actually saved it to my computer and cloned it out myself before commenting. I do not have "wicked" photoshopping skills but in all honesty, it took less than two minutes to clone it out and I fixed some distracting stray hairs while I was at it.
    Try it. Zoom in real close, use a small cloning tool and take your time.
     

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