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10-25-2010, 06:02 PM
I was hoping someone could help me with editing this. I don't know if it can be done or not...
I am doing a photo project for a policeman (my husband to be exact), and I need to have the word 'jail' removed or smudged out from the top of the cuff. And possibly some of the rust spots softened to where theydon't show as badly. And ANY other edits to enhance the photo of course... :)
I'm still taking other shots, but this one just looked right, and I want to see if I can make it work.
I've attached the max file size... planning on doing a 5x7 I think.
Thanks in advance!
10-25-2010, 06:30 PM
Black and white is also an option... Thanks!
10-25-2010, 09:38 PM
To remove the word jail from the cuffs is not difficult, however, the photo is not sharp and the cuffs are cutoff in the photo.
Retake the photo with the full cuffs in the picture, and make sure that the focus is perfect. There is no use trying to work on a photo that has basic issues that can be corrected in camera.
BTW, the minor rust is removed with a little SOS (steel wool with soap) and a little rubbing. ;)
10-25-2010, 10:13 PM
Thank you Jerry. I'm still quite the amateur, but I didn't realize the picture wasn't sharp. :(
I did mean for the back half to be somewhat blurred and only part of the cuffs to be showing. And I have to have the black on the side because I will be inserting text.
Unfortunately I can't really alter the cuffs at all as they do not belong to me, or else I would have scrubbed them down first. When I converted the picture to B&W the rust was hardly noticeable, plus I think the B&W looks much better.
THANK YOU!!! :)
10-26-2010, 01:37 PM
Here is the 30 second version.
What I meant was not to place the cuffs in the middle, but that with a top right portion of the cuffs cut off, the composition feels "off". Also the manufacture design near the keyhole of the top cuff is blown out. I removed the few visible artifacts to keep it from being a distracting element since I could not save it.
Also, the resolution of the original file was low, so the transitions in the black regions are splotchy. The text area there may hide it, but its not something that I would really like in my shot.
Anyways, here you go.
10-26-2010, 05:17 PM
Thank you Jerry... I understand what you are saying now. Like I said before, I'm still very uneducated with composition, lighting, and such, so your input is greatly appreciated!
10-27-2010, 03:20 AM
Finished version... compressed copy though of course. Thanks Jerry! All I had to do was crop it down to print. Once I figure out how to actually use my photo editing software I'll be all set. :)
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