editing sun spots

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  1. mstandefer

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    Hi! I love sun spots at times. But in my photo it is too much of a blue blurb on this fella's head.


    Anyone know an easy way to get it off? I've tried lightroom and photoshop and I'm getting frustrated with the results. Anyone can edit it for me, or show the way.

    And if you think the picture could use something more, let me know. I know it's a cliche picture, and that's what the couple wanted!

    The pic is attached....

    best,

    MEg


     

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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I call that "flare", and we know what causes it now.

    Sunspots are something else.
     
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    Dropbox - Hudson.jpg

    Photoshop.

    Color Replacement tool, Blending modes; Multiply, Screen, and Soft Light.

    Joe
     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    Quick stab. Used quick select tool to pick out problem spot and desaturated the color a bit, then used clone stamp. Maybe not any better than you got (probably worse than you achieved actually), but I gave it a go!
    Hudson (1 of 1).jpg

    If I had spent more than 10 minutes it likely would have been better. ;)

    EDIT- go with Joes- much better!
     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    Ha ha!

    Patient: "Doctor- it hurts when I bend my right elbow"
    Doctor: "Don't bend your right elbow!"

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    mstandefer TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Designer. Obviously a newbie here. I want to be like you one day!
     
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    mstandefer TPF Noob!

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    Thank you so much Peeb! I appreciate the help!
     
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    mstandefer TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for your help Joe!
     
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    Couldn't resist taking a couple of extra minutes to try to clean up my earlier effort:

    Hudson (1 of 1).jpg
     
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    Very good -- much better, that should fly.

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    Your approach was more sophisticated and still yielded the better result, but you inspired me to try to do at least a little better!
     

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