Photoshop for Extreme Conditions

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  1. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    This also works for replacing heads, fixing closed eyes, and giving yourself room for a major liquify:

    Here is the original photo. I've cropped in super tight to get rid of distractions:
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    2. The first step is to use a photo (in this case the original is fine) and select a part that is close to the part you want to fix. I started with his good eye. After I selected the part, I made a copy of it, and then pasted it right back into the photo:
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    3. If the part you just copied is turned the wrong way, as it is here, go to Edit-Transform-Flip Vertical. This will make the part go the right direction.
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    Move into position. DO NOT FLATTEN.
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    5. Now, you have the new eye on a new layer. Erase the areas around the new part, and the item will look pretty much like it was always there.
    (Note, on this photo, I needed additional work because I couldn't erase around the bandages.)
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    6. To match the area to the other side of his face, along with getting rid of the bandage above his eye, I used a low opacity clone tool, and healing brush to get rid of the evidence.
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    7. I could have kept it there, but I went to Filter-Liquify, and smurfed up the new eye a bit so that it wasn't exactly the same as the eye we stole from.
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    8. I then did all the above to make a new ear.
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    9. I repeated with the cheek and neck
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    10.I did some cloning to get rid of the rest of the bandages.
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    11. The collar area bothered me, so I cloned in a new one. While I was at it, I added a little bit of shadows.
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    12. And then, I just prettied it up a bit.
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    After:
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    Hope this tutorial has been useful!
     
  2. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

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    I'll do pretty much the same but instead of the square patch and erase what you dont want, do an eliptical marquee round an eye ect, I usually do it on the eyebrow and the bag under the eye, then go select feather, radius 5 pixels, then onto blending. H
     
  3. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    That works too Harry, however, on some shots, like the one above, it didn't give me quite enough room to do the blending I wanted.
    But you are absolutely right. In most cased the eliptical works great.
     
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    amazing! Thanks for the tutorial.. Added yet another of your tutorials to my favorites!
     

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