Photoshopping out a person attempt - C&C Please

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  1. ecnal

    ecnal TPF Noob!

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    My buddy got married over the weekend. I took this photo:

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    He asked that I try to remove the pirate man (my term, not his.) Here's what I ended up with after much photoshopping:

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    Any comments? Suggestions? I know where his head was looks a little, uh, undetailed. I also had alot of trouble with the edges of faces, clothing, and especially hair.

    I mainly used the clone tool. A little blurring, color burning, etc. But 95% clone tool.

    Looking for some input. Thanks!

    EDIT: I'm also now noticing that her dress looks a little washed out, as does her arm.
     
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    Sachphotography TPF Noob!

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    I would use the patch tool and the healing brush tool. The cloning tool makes a copy rather than blending and making a new texture all together.
     
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    That's going to be tricky to get right. It's a large area right behind the focal point. Can you go back and shoot the scene again? It'll give you a lot more to work with.

    In your rework you've picked up a green cast and made the cloned area brighter. Maybe a black and white conversion would help?
     
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    Yeah, that's a tough one that even a seasoned pro would struggle with.

    You might be better off cutting the couple out completely and inserting another background all together.

    Right now I can see a distinct ghost image of where the Naval Officer was standing.
     
  5. ecnal

    ecnal TPF Noob!

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    Okay. I used 'heal' alot, is this any better? How's the photo in general look?

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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Second try looks better, but it's still there.

    Tharmsen may be right about replacing the entire background...

    He just went into Predator Mode...lol.
     

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