how to remove object and reveal backgroung?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by fgphotog, Oct 23, 2003.

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    fgphotog Guest

    I would like to remove the paper on the wall behind my nephews

    and "reveal" the wall behind the paper.
    I've unsuccessfully tried to work with the clone stamp tool.

    Any ideas welcome
    fgphotog, Oct 23, 2003
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    Tacit Guest

    I would like to remove the paper on the wall behind my nephews
    You cant reveal the wall, because it isn't there in the image; think of it as
    creating wall, not revealing wall.
    That's the way I'd approach it. It will require no small measure of both
    practice and artistic skill, however.
    Tacit, Oct 23, 2003
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    J C Guest

    Use the clone stamp, zoom in close, consider that you'll need to
    change brush sizes as you work. Now clone similar areas to adjacent

    If it is your first time doing this start from the outside edge and
    work toward the center.

    If any area looks unnatural when you're done, clone from other
    similarly toned/shaded areas to adjust it.

    Looking at your pic, it would take me about 15 minutes and I'd bet I
    could make it so that only an expert could tell (maybe) that it had
    been retouched.

    It will probably take you longer. And save a copy of the original
    before you begin, just in case you screw up and want to start over.

    -- JC
    J C, Oct 23, 2003
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    fgphotog Guest

    i'll have another go at it again. The tone/light gradation and the texture
    on the wall makes it difficult to match the source are to the destination.
    fgphotog, Oct 23, 2003
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    Peter Nixon Guest

    Ana lternative would be to use Extract and then place the two boys in front
    of another photo...of a wall.


    Peter Nixon, Oct 23, 2003
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    LauraK Guest

    I would like to remove the paper on the wall behind my nephews
    Select and copy/paste large patches from sections of the wall to paste over the
    paper (and the boys). Align them so the patterns look nature and then erase
    where the boys are.
    With a pattern like the one on the wall, that method usually works better than
    the clone tool.
    You may have to work with several layers of patches, feathering the eges to get
    a good looking blend. And you may have to use some adjustment layers on parts
    of some of the patches.
    web design, print design, photography
    LauraK, Oct 24, 2003
  7. Used the patch tool on the left and on the right, leaving a small area
    close to the heads untouched.

    Did a little bit of clone-stamping to remove the remnants of the paper
    close to the heads.

    Used history brush to undo changes at the shoulder and cheek of the
    bigger boy.

    Did a little bit of burning-in and dodging to adjust the luminosity of
    the patched area to the surrounding wall.

    Total time 5 min (+ one min to find out the proper extension of the
    file you posted).

    Result at:

    make this one line if your reader breaks it apart

    Peter Wollenberg, Oct 24, 2003
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    fgphotog Guest

    very good!

    fgphotog, Oct 24, 2003
  9. Very Very good. I really like that one. I took my time
    to do mine and it took about 15 minutes. Erasing, cut,
    pasting, color adjusting. Got to love photo editing.
    keith reynolds, Oct 25, 2003
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    zuuum Guest

    I was going to say, cut the boys out of the photo before even trying to
    rubber stamp the wall areas, then bring them back.
    zuuum, Oct 26, 2003
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