Flash spot on photo, anyway to reduce it or remove it?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by niuniu, Mar 5, 2012.

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    niuniu

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    Been asked by a family member if I could do anything with a photo (I do some design, but I'm not an expert by any means). I've been playing around - but really don't know how to go about it. Any ideas how I could go about fixing this a bit (using PS CS5)?

    Any tips at all would be helpful, I'm lost!
     

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    Since I never had to do such work, I can't help you with cleaning that up, since it would involve a lot of cloning and creating parts of the image, for which no information is available, like the face, bones and ear.
    But since this looks like it was photographed from a TV, is this a photograph of a scene of some movie or TV show? If so, wouldn't it be easier and less time consuming, renting that movie and making a proper screenshot?
     
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    Well spotted, yeah it's a photo taken of a photo. The original photo is lost (and the subject is now much older) so a touch up of this is the only hope unfortunately.
     
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    niuniu

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    That's really brilliant! Clever removing the ear by the way :)

    If I crop that it's going to look great. Thanks a million!.. I'm going to send that to the fam tomorrow if you don't mind :)
     
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    Another try...

    I couldn't resist an attempt - I usually give up on these...

    dmz
     

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    Go to iStock.com and buy a photo of a man approximating the same pose. Replace the missing body parts with those from the new photo. Blend edges, adjust color and levels.

    Charge family member $200 plus expenses.

    Tell them to never call you again.
     
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    Wow that's great too! Cheers! Going to send it to them.. it even has an ear :D

    Ah so that's how the pros make their money :D
     
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    go ahead, I am glad I could help,
    I added a little to your's DMZ

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