PHOTOSHOP MAGIC ETC
Photoshop is not only a way to create or enhance art, but can be quite sneaky in correcting photos, when an App just can’t do it!
Common corrections can be removing blemishes, stains, etc, but I tend to take it to the next level.
In large group photos for example, where we had many photos to choose from, yet not one photo had everyone smiling or looking great at the same time. I’ve been known to perform “head transplants” where I’ll switch out person’s head from another photo of them, to have one group photo where everyone looks great, and no one is the wiser (artist patient confidentiality)
To “clean-up” a photo, if I want one image to stand out, but behind the image is a cluttered background, I’ll remove the clutter.
With an attention to detail, the artist eye, and mad photoshop skills, posting a bad photo is not an option.
A little dragon slaying. . . You can see in my Stationery portfolio some of the creative cards I made using photoshop, here’s one example where I posed us in our house, then put us on a dragon for a very unusual holiday card!
Adding a person from one photo into another! Before our guests arrived to a holiday/anniversary party, my husband took a photo of our daughter and I together, and then I took a photo of my husband and our daughter together. Then later after going through several photos, I saw which ones would work the best. One challenge was my daughter’s arm was on my husbands shoulder in their photo, but was to her side in the photo with me. I had to rebuild the staircase in between them where her arm was . . . It took quite a while, and some more tweaking, and the finished result is all 3 of us in the photo together!
Getting rid of unwanted background object in a photo! In a photo shoot, my daughter was in front of her Mustang, but there was a large SUV right behind her distracting from the photo. I recreated the parking lot using the few painted stripes from the original pic, by copy and pasting and the clone tool. But the most tedious was rebuilding the buildings behind the car. I used parts of buildings and trees with the clone tool and copy and pasting sections that was not obstructed by the car, so the new background of buildings and trees is different than how the actual buildings are, I did some remodeling without breaking a nail, But no one would notice.
If you’re just erasing an object or person from a simple background there are photoshop tools and apps for that, but when the background behind the object or person is more complex, it takes artistic talent and my mad photoshop skills!