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aladyforty Oct 29, 2005 9:23 PM

I took this shot a few months ago for this couples wedding. It is one of a few that they like and would frame but the background is BLAH, I want to change it without being just a flat background that is obviously edited. I thought of perhaps some kind of scenery but have not come up with anything great, Im interested in what others would do with it.

put in a bigger shot to view

VAtechtigger Oct 30, 2005 11:16 AM

me thinks you will offend people who dont have their monitor resolution set to 2400 x 1600. Post smaller and link to a larger version.

Stevekin Oct 30, 2005 1:36 PM

Strewth Sheila !! Sorry, I mean Julie :-)

Had to wait for my mouse to recover from scrolling around this thing before I could suggest something. When you said scenery, I presume you mean something like this.....

aladyforty Oct 30, 2005 3:58 PM

sorry, i converted it wrong:lol:but anyway your version is great, just done with layers i guess?

Stevekin Oct 30, 2005 4:26 PM

I used the extract tool in PS. Don't use it very often, thought i'd give it a go though.

Extracted the couple and got one of my own photos, copied and pasted, and dragged the new background belowthe layer with Tony and Jo. Adjusted the contrast of my background to try and get it looking ok and ran round the edges with the blur tool.

Unfortunately, hair is very difficult to select, so lost a wee bit of it. Think it looks ok though.

This must be you up for work Monday morning then. I'm just off to bed Sunday night.

'Talk' to you later.

aladyforty Oct 30, 2005 5:45 PM

Thanks again, I have to look for this extract tool now. I have PS7 so I dont know if it has one, mind you there are many tools Ive yet to master.:-)

VAtechtigger Oct 30, 2005 8:20 PM

you might try to blur the background a bit to give it a portrait feel and disguise the PS.

aladyforty Oct 30, 2005 11:01 PM

yes I thought about that, Im looking for a shot similar for the background that matches the time of year they married (Aussie summer) and I will give it a go:-)

Stevekin Oct 31, 2005 2:43 AM

VAtechtigger wrote:

you might try to blur the background a bit to give it a portrait feel and disguise the PS.
Yes, of course that would look better. I just liked my shot of my local park, so didn't do it in my edit :-).

Julie, the Extract tool is the very first in the filters drop down in PS7.

EDIT : Have now blurred the background 8)

aladyforty Oct 31, 2005 6:07 AM

thanks steve, YOU THE MAN!!!! when it comes to this digital editing:cool::-)

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