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Sparrow
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Photo magic help needed.

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Hello again from the mist!

Sadly, my Photoshop skills have diminished from lack of use the last year, but this is something I've never quite figured out anyway.

Is it possible to eliminate the two vehicles in the attached photo without cropping them out? I recall seeing this done in the forum, but not sure how to proceed.

I uploaded the original size, please leave it as such, and I will work on the reduction size once I find a suitable frame.

Thanking you in advance,

Leah
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CCat
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Without cropping you would have to completely redraw the bottom part of the picture. I for one do not have the talent to do something like this. A very big undertaking.
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I'm trying to work on this, Leah...might be a bit before I can complete it so it looks nice...it does involve some cloning and redrawing.

I actually ran out of space on Photoshop's scratch disks-too much on my hard drive.

I'll be giving it a go, though, and hopefully, I'll be able to insert or redraw/copy the parts that are necessary.

That is one BIG picture.
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Sparrow
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Thank you, Bill. The cloning tool is what I was thinking of, but I don't recall every learning how to use it. May be a little late, but please don't try to redraw anything! That would take an enormous amount of time.

Yes, I left the photo as received because I need to find a frame after printing out and I am not certain what the final product will look like, so I would like to keep the options open. I think it's also easier to work with in the original format. If not, you can reduce the pixels to a 9 x 12 equivalent as I suppose I won't print anything larger.

Thank you!
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Sparrow
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More than one way to skin a cat...


CCat
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Very nice. That worked out well.


Sparrow
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Thank you, CCat See Profile!

I am having a very hard time printing the true colors though. There's too much yellow in the photo, and even with myriad adjustments, it's still coming out a lighter shade of "yuk".

I'll probably take it to a printer and let them give it a try.
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Just as a try I redid the hue and made a few adjustments. Dont know if it will print better or not.
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Have you changed the color format to CMYK prior to printing it out, Leah?

That's the standard format for printing.

What you see in RGB color will not show up on the printed version, as RGB is for web graphics. To see the true color of what will print out, you'll need to put it in CMYK, then make any adjustments you want (however, it is a much more limited format, even though it is the standard for print).

A good print shop will ask you to put it in that format, or for the .psd so they can do it themselves.

If you have a good photo printer (lots of good ones around now - used to be just HP had the good ones), and photo quality paper, setting the color format to CMYK should work. It is much more expensive to have it done at a printer shop, and really, if you have the photo quality printer and paper, and the pic is in the right format, you should be able to get the same results as they would.

Another thing that has been recommended to me in the past is to change the file format to .tiff - I've been told it prints out better (never really tried it myself).

CMYK won't show up on the web, so you'll have to look at it in your photo editor to see how it looks.

Hope this was some help for you.

Oh, and by the way, since you did such a great job adding the flowers to block the cut out vehicles, I didn't finish mine.

I still might though - as a challenge. I remembered some tricks I use to do pics like that, but at the time I was doing it, I'd forgotten about them - it's been a while since I worked on retouching a pic.
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CCat
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Thanks for the tutorial Marcelle


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said by CCat:

Thanks for the tutorial Marcelle
I gave a tutorian? I wasn't aware of that.


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Any hint, tip, or how to do something that someone doesnt know in my estimation is a tutorial.

tu·to·ri·al (t›-tôr“¶-…l, -t½r“-, ty› adj. 1. Of or relating to tutors or a tutor. --tu·to·ri·al n. Something that provides special, often individual instruction, especially:
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marcelle19
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Geeze, I didn't even spell it right.

Well, I'm glad I could share some of the knowledge I've gained from being on this site, despite the misspelling.

It is true what I said about print graphics and web graphics...I learned that the hard way, by going to a print shop and having them tell me what I needed (I had a business at that time, yet it never yielded anything beyond the one account I obtained...a long story, and not worth the telling).
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Sparrow
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Bill, thank you so much for (yes!) the tutorial, but NOTHING is working!!

I've printed out dozens of photos in the past, and the colors never did this before. Everything is coming out pea green. I've tried Photoshop, Image Ready, MS Image file, CMYK, .tiff, MS Photo Editor, and the only thing happening is that I am running out of ink!

Of course, because we would like to give this as a Christmas gift, Murphy's Law is moving full speed ahead!
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Sparrow
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I wish I could say it worked, CCat See Profile, but...

*deep exasperated sigh*...

Thank you for trying!
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CCat
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You're welcome, Sorry it didn't work


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Geeze, I didn't even spell it right.
Just tell people you got your thumb stuck in the keyboard. Thats what I do.
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I tell them...

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marcelle19
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Gosh, I am SO sorry, Leah! I can't imagine what the problem is, unless it is our computers "look" at the files, which seems pretty flimsy.

Post the best results you have, and we'll see if we can do something with it, okay, dear?

I really can't think of anything else to try at this point...
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Sparrow
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Bill, I discovered the problemo...
The new magenta ink cartridge appears "broken" and I am heading back to Office Max in a fury... The darn thing isn't sitting properly in the printer and the reason for the sea of pea green... ARGHHHHHH!!!!!
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said by Sparrow:

Bill, I discovered the problemo...
The new magenta ink cartridge appears "broken" and I am heading back to Office Max in a fury... The darn thing isn't sitting properly in the printer and the reason for the sea of pea green... ARGHHHHHH!!!!!
GO GET 'EM, LUV!!! HIT 'EM ONCE FOR ME, THE DASTARDS!!!
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Okay if you don't look too close.


Sparrow
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Paula See Profile, it is perfect!
Thank you VERY much!

Regards,
Leah