I love this picture. I hate the background!

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  1. sj022698

    sj022698 TPF Noob!

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    Here is a pic of my kids in Las Vegas last year. I just ordered a 24x36 poster of it but I HATE the background. Wondering what it would look like with a blurred background. I sampled "motion" in Photoshop Elements and set it at 70. I think I liked that look. What does everyone else think? Would it look good to blur the background? If you think you can do a good job at doing so, contact me and I'll send you the full sized photo and we can work something out.
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    lovely pic... i am not bad myself on PS.. what exactly do you dislike about the background?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The question asked makes this photo submission an excellent candidate for the Photoshop Challenges :D. So I moved it there.
     
  4. sj022698

    sj022698 TPF Noob!

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    With it being a 36x24, the random person in the background becomes even more annoying. Was wondering how it would look with blurring it??? Or, open to other suggestions.
     
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    Nein-reis TPF Noob!

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    If you have the full size version in color then i can easily mask off and erase or blur the background. PM me if you do.
     
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    just x joey TPF Noob!

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    just copy the layer paste it over top in a new layer, do gaussian blur and erase the parts u want to be in focus ;)
     
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    I would make the background white (very carefully around the edges). Shouldn't be too difficult, since your kids' hair is already mostly on white. You could also leave a strip of grass (about 1/3 of a picture) to give it perspective.
     
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    best i could think of.....

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    but im sure someone could stick some sky in with a few seagulls LOL
     
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    What do you think of this?
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    Sorry guys, I don't know how to embed the picture right in my post =/
     
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    :biglaugh:


    What if we make that cutie look HAWT? :sexywink:

    I've seen many pictures "manipulated" to that limits (i mean radically) and they never result natural or nice. You can try a soft blur and ligtening the background, but not too close to the children's faces...

    I actually think you original picture looks awesome, and that girl should be feeling terrible with all these ppl trying to eliminate her! hehe
     
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    I like what RedDevilUK started but I'd have kept on going and made it look as though it was in a white studio. Then I'd leave some colour in; maybe some red tips on the boy's hair and maybe the bandanna on the girl.
     
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    Hello, This is my very first post and I was really inspired by your adorable kids. I just blurred the background a bit. Anything more than that would look unnatural and would be hard to pull off. I think it makes the photo less busy looking and brings the focus to the kids.

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