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Cleaning up backdrop, University Project.

Mar 7, 2013 2:32 AM

Hi there,

 

Here's a picture from a photo shoot of a table for a university project, unfortunalty the backdrop got pretty dirty and I now need to clean it up.

After having a look on google I unfortunalty couldn't find anything which covers what I need.

I have tried the blur, smudge, stamp and spot healing tool but nothing seems to do the trick.

 

I am after a seamless background whilst keeping some sublte shadows, how should I go about doing this?

Is my only option to delete the background and start from scratch?

 

Your help is much appreciated.

Thanks

Charles

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    Mar 7, 2013 3:16 AM   in reply to CFDesign78

    Is my only option to delete the background and start from scratch?

    No.

    But I think you should make a good Mask for the background and then use Clone Stamp Tool, Healing Brush Tool, … and maybe also the Filters Dust & Scratches, Gaussian Blur, …

    The Brush Tool on a Layer with a Pattern Overlay (of neutral noise set to Linear Light and reduced Opacity) to emulate the noise/grain of the original image can also be useful.

     

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    Mar 7, 2013 8:54 AM   in reply to CFDesign78

    A custom pattern (50% gray, apply Add Noise monochromatic).

     
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    Mar 7, 2013 9:56 AM   in reply to CFDesign78

    For the next shoot, get some white, paper "booties." They are available from a "clean room supply" shop, and most janitorial supply houses too.

     

    Even with stocking feet on a backdrop, one will often leave perspiration "foot prints," that will usually show.

     

    Glad that you got the instructions to fix this background.

     

    Good luck, and happy shooting,

     

    Hunt

     
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