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Photoshop request

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by doodah, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. doodah

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: London

    Avoid the inevitable GD silliness :p. Done some photos for a friend's wedding but my PS skills are limited. Is removing the Enterprise van from these pictures feasible? And if so, could I kindly ask if someone could have a go or point me in the right direction for the best tool/method to do so. Thanks :)

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  2. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

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    Location: Earth

    Normally you have to post such requests in GD but not sure if this is still allowed, you usually have a better chance of success that someone will see it and "fix" it for you.
     
  3. Admiral Huddy

    Don

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    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    I'd firstly use the patch tool to repair what i could, then create a layer mask and use Gaussian blur on the background. The latest version of PS edging is fantastic.
     
  4. doodah

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    I am going to Google all of those tools/methods then :p. Thanks Huddy.
     
  5. tnx

    Hitman

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    Location: Gods own county. W.Yorks

    Get them to dress up in the same wedding outfits and go take new pics. Same place but with nowt in the background.
     
  6. Jonnybmac

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Brotton

    I'd cut around both bride and groom and copy onto another layer. Make this layer the very top but make it invisible until the end.

    Then i would try and copy the bushes just right of the van in the first pic and try to copy it in a way that covers the van and car (dont worry about covering over the people in this layer). If this isn't possible i would either find a bush to replicate and blend into the photo or go take another photo of it to blend in.

    For the other photos I'd just bring the greyish grass further back so it covers the cars or use the pattern tool on the bush
     
  7. doodah

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    Thanks for the detailed explanation :).
     
  8. String

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 9,758

    Location: Lanarkshire

    Why did you get them to stand in front of the van, it's photography 101 to avoid something like that. Also, in the third photo the van has reversed toward the happy couple. :p

    I know I'm not helping much, but they are seriously bad wedding photos.
     
  9. doodah

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    :(

    Haha I know it's not ideal, as soon as I took a few there - knew I would regret it.

    They wanted some pics of them walking up that path up to where the guests were further ahead ready to throw the confetti. I had started taking a few as they were chatting and one or two actually came out really nicely (bar the van). And the other direction had the sun beating down, fortunately there a few good ones of them far enough up the path and at the confetti throwing part of the path.

    Probably going to post a critique my work thread soon so we have some good contenders :D:o. Definitely learned a few things from that day lol.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
  10. Drollic

    Mobster

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    I can't stop looking at the van :D
     
  11. doodah

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    I promise there are better ones :o:p.
     
  12. Pooh

    Hitman

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    That'll be a pint of Peroni please. :D


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  13. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

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    @Pooh wow, that's some voodoo magic you've pulled off.
     
  14. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

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    Double post
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  15. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    OK, that's impressive.
     
  16. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    wow that is impressive. Wish i had those skills
     
  17. socreative

    Hitman

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    well done @Pooh but OP, you really need to think about your background. Just be aware. At all times.
     
  18. Pooh

    Hitman

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    Thanks Guys
     
  19. JOSH

    Sgarrista

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    Great job that Pooh!
     
  20. String

    Sgarrista

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    @Pooh the only way I could have got any where near that level of work, is if someone gave me the keys for the van.