Monday, December 8, 2014

Adding People to a Photo

Original -  William, Clayton, Bob and Greg
 This is my sister-in-law Dian's family, her "My Guys" photo. One guy (below) was left out by not being there at the time of the original photo (on the left) shoot.

The "Out" guy Dale
Dian knows I love working with photos. She of course asked me to work on this on. Taking her son's picture later and asking me to place him with the others to complete the photo.

Here is my final. The tools I used on Dales photo is the quick selection tool, refine edges tool and then saved it as a .psd file. Then I placed him in the original photo to join the other guys placing him between Bob and Greg. On Dale's layer I lowered the opacity so I can see Bob and Greg while still seeing Dale at the same time. I then could erase parts of Dale using a soft edge brush so he is standing behind Bob and Greg. (Sorry Dale, that sounds kind of cruel doesn't it). 

Dale's coloring was more lighter and whiter compared to the other guys, so on his layer I used the Levels and Brightness\Saturation adjustment tools to match the rest of the photo. His skin was still too white so I found this skin coloring technic on TipSquirrel  by Janine Smith
Janine has really good tutorials.

I think everyone was happy with the results.

Without Dale

With Dale

They are such handsome guys. Thank you Dian for letting me work on your project and using it for my blog article.

I can also take people out of photos, but that will be another article.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Her Photo is Stuck to the Glass

Lori came to my studio a few weeks ago with her photo. It is stuck to a piece of glass and damaged by being in water. Removing the photo the ink stuck to the glass, so better to leave it alone. I scanned it for her with the glass and it scanned perfectly, so I knew I can restore and create a great copy for her.

 She was having fun with her granddaughter that day as you can see. The water damage created these colorful snowflake like spots all over, and especially on her granddaughter's eye.

I was able to remove the colored snowflakes. The eye was just a matter of copying her good eye and moving it over and flipping to replace the bad eye and using the warp tool to adjust it the same size and position of her original eye. Then enhancing the colors really made the photo pop. I also enlarged her photo and printed. I print with my Epson Artisan printer using Epson premium photo paper and Epson ink for quality results.

Lori was pleased with the results and so am I. Thank you Lori for allowing me to work on your very special photo.

I can do the same for your photos. Contact me through my blog, email address or My Facebook page Restored Memories \ Misplaced Ancestors \ Lost Ancestors